Agriculture & Nutrition

Nevin S. Scrimshaw, pioneer nutritionist, dies at 95

by Douglas Martin New York Times February 12, 2013

Dr. Nevin S. Scrimshaw, a nutritionist who improved the health of millions of children in developing countries by creating low-cost vegetable-based foods for weaning infants, died on Friday in Plymouth, N.H. He was 95....

Indian schoochildren receive a free midday meal at a government school in Jammau.  Photo: Washington Post

India wakes up to child malnutrition ‘shame,’ begins to make progress

by Simon Denyer Washington Post December 26, 2012

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Getting polio campaigns back on track (analysis)

by Donald G McNeil Jr New York Times December 24, 2012

How in the world did something as innocuous as the sugary pink polio vaccine turn into a flash point between Islamic militants and Western “crusaders,” flaring into a confrontation so ugly that teenage girls — whose only “offense” is that they are protecting children — are gunned down in...

Pakistan polio drive suspended after 8 health workers killed by extremists (video)

by BBC News December 19, 2012

The UN has suspended its polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan following more attacks on health workers involved in the programme....

Five reasons malnutrition still kills in Nepal

by IRIN News December 14, 2012

Levels of wasting - acute malnutrition, or low weight-to-height ratio - hardly changed from 2006 to 2011, according to the Nepal Demographic and Health Survey 2011 (DHS)....

New HIV cases falling in some poor nations, but treatment still lags

by Donald G McNeil Jr New York Times November 20, 2012

New infections with H.I.V. have dropped by half in the past decade in 25 poor and middle-income countries, many of them in Africa, the continent hardest hit by AIDS, the United Nations said Tuesday....

A man at the Yamuna River, an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes. Filthy standing water abounds in New Delhi. Photo:Enrico Fabian/New York Times

As dengue fever sweeps India, a slow response stirs experts’ fears

by Gardiner Harris New York Times November 6, 2012

NEW DELHI — An epidemic of dengue fever in India is fostering a growing sense of alarm even as government officials here have publicly refused to acknowledge the scope of a problem that experts say is threatening hundreds of millions of people, not just in India but around the world....

Is nutrition getting the attention it deserves?

by IRIN News October 31, 2012

Two years after the launch of a global effort to mobilize countries in the use of scientific approaches to improve nutrition, the movement seems to be gaining momentum. More than 30 countries have signed up with the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement, better known by its acronym SUN....

In pictures: Sierra Leone’s cholera outbreak

by BBC News September 28, 2012

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USAID nutritionist leaves legacy of saving lives

by Margie Ferris-Morris Hunger Notes September 12, 2012

(September 1, 2012) Frances Davidson recently retired from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) after dedicating 24 years to efforts for improving the nutritional well-being of people in developing nations. She served as acting Director of USAID Office of Nutrition and Dire...

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