Agriculture & Nutrition

“Toxic stress”, a relentless cycle of stress inflicted on a child whose parents may be battling to survive, unable to nurture it properly; or wher...

by Philippa Garson IRIN News July 6, 2014

Scientific advances in human biology may soon have a profound bearing on the policies that governments and organizations adopt towards young mothers, caregivers and babies in poor and stressed communities. ...

The 2013 Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index  ranks governments according to commitment: green is high or moderate, orange is low and red is very low. Photograph: Institute of Development Studies

Which 7 countries are most committed to ending hunger? In a recently published index, researchers analysed the political commitment to hunger and nutr...

by Dolf te Lintelo Guardian Professional July 3, 2014

Some of the world's poorest countries are taking significant strides in addressing undernutrition and hunger, according to new evidence from the hunger and nutrition commitment index (Hanci) 2013. Guatemala, Peru, Malawi, Brazil, Madagascar, Nepal and Tanzania were rated highly committed, but Burund...

Biography of WHES board member Margie Ferris Morris

by Margie Ferris-Morris June 7, 2014

Margie Ferris-Morris, a native of Ithaca, New York, holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Nutrition Sciences. She has her own firm (Ferris-Morris Associates, LLC.) and is a free-lance consultant in the areas of conflict mitigation, food security, maternal and child health, and hunger and nutrition with over...

CIA: No more vaccination campaigns in spy operations

by Lena H Sun Washington Post May 19, 2014

Three years after the CIA used an immunization survey as a cover in its hunt for Osama bin Laden, the White House has promised that the agency will never again use a vaccination campaign in its operations, an official said Monday....

Disease of Pakistan’s poor now worries the affluent

by Saba Imtiaz and Declan Walsh New York Times May 10, 2014

KARACHI, Pakistan — Until recently, polio was considered a poor man’s problem in Pakistan — a crippling virus that festered in the mountainous tribal belt, traversed the country on interprovincial buses, and spread via infected children who played in the open sewers of sprawling slums....

Polio’s return after near eradication prompts global health warning

by Donald G McNeil Jr New York Times May 5, 2014

Alarmed by the spread of polio to several fragile countries, the World Health Organization declared a global health emergency on Monday for only the second time since regulations permitting it to do so were adopted in 2007....

A new toilet for girl students at a school in Murshidabad district in the eastern Indian state West Bengal. Photo: Sulabh International/IPS.

When not to go to school

by Ranjita Biswas Inter Press Service April 19, 2014

KOLKATA, Apr 19 2014 (IPS) - In large parts of rural India, the absence of separate toilets for growing girls is taking a toll on their education. Many are unable to attend school during their menstrual cycle. According to the country’s Annual Status of Education Report in 2011, lack of access to ...

Fortified biscuits on sale in Afghanistan—getting to the consumer is the trick. Photo: Khalid Nahez/IRIN

Fortified food—persuading the private sector to do good

by IRIN News April 18, 2014

With a certain amount of fanfare, Nigeria has just officially become a middle income country. It is not the sort of country associated with widespread hunger, or a country where people normally get, or expect to get, food aid. And yet around a quarter of small children in Nigeria are underweight, an...

Biofortified tortillas to provide micronutrients in Latin America

by Fabiola Ortiz Inter Press Service April 17, 2014

KIGALI, Apr 17 2014 (IPS) - Latin America is one of the regions in the world suffering from “hidden hunger” – a chronic lack of the micronutrients needed to ward off problems like anaemia, blindness, impaired immune systems, and stunted growth.Brazil is heading up a food biofortification effor...

Ugandan police raid US-financed health project in what appeared to be the first public action to enforce a new anti-homosexuality law

by Associated Press New York Times April 5, 2014

Police officers raided the offices of an American-financed project that offers services to AIDS patients, a government spokesman said Friday, in what appeared to be the first public action to enforce a new anti-homosexuality law. The Makerere University Walter Reed Project in Kampala was singled out...

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  • For the past 40 years, since its founding in 1976, the mission of World Hunger Education Service is to undertake programs, including Hunger Notes, that
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