Agriculture & Nutrition

Ebola cases could reach 1.4 million within 4 months, CDC estimates

by Denise Grady New York Times September 23, 2014

Yet another set of ominous projections about the Ebola epidemic in West Africa was released Tuesday, in a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that gave worst- and best-case estimates for Liberia and Sierra Leone based on computer modeling....

With Ebola crippling the health system, Liberians die of routine medical problems

by Lenny Bernstein Washington Post September 20, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia — While the terrifying spread of Ebola has captured the world’s attention, it also has produced a lesser-known crisis: the near-collapse of the already fragile health-care system here, a development that may be as dangerous — for now — as the virus for the average Liberian....

The “unfinished business” of lowering child mortality

by IRIN News September 12, 2014

In 1990, an estimated 12 million children around the world died under age five; by 2011, that figure had dropped to 6.9 million. The message, from a new report by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), is that with greater commitment to child survival from governments and their partners, these figures can...

Ebola is taking a second toll, on economies

by Adam Nossiter New York Times September 5, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal — Airlines have canceled their flights to the countries most affected. Prices of staple goods are going up, and food supplies are dwindling. Border posts are being closed, foreign workers are going home and national growth rates are projected to plummet....

Hindu devotees bathed in the polluted waters of the Ganges River in Varanasi, India. Millions of pilgrims bathe along Varanasi’s ancient riverfront, but a stream of human waste flows directly into the river just above the bathing ghats, steps leading down to the river. Photo: Daniel Berehulak/New York Times

Poor sanitation in India may affect well-fed children with malnutrition

by Gardiner Harris New York Times July 13, 2014

SHEOHAR DISTRICT, India — He wore thick black eyeliner to ward off the evil eye, but Vivek, a tiny 1-year-old living in a village of mud huts and diminutive people, had nonetheless fallen victim to India’s great scourge of malnutrition....

USAID, partners target preventable deaths. New efforts unveiled to save millions of women, children

by Board of Church and Society, United Methodist Church July 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is realigning $2.9 billion of its resources to save up to half a million children from preventable deaths by the end of 2015. USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah said it is refocusing resources on high-impact programs with proven ...

“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....

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