On Resilience

Veterans Day Lessons for Current Livelihood Crisis

by November 11, 2020

Veteran’s Day commemorates the many millions of American soldiers who returned home from wars with uncertainty about their futures and livelihoods.  Veterans have faced an extended transition period as unemployed workers seeking to enter an often transforming economy.  A prime example was at the...

A Biblical Surge of Miscommunication

by August 11, 2020

On Language: In the popular media, including otherwise-intelligent talking heads and world leaders have invented new pretentious, uses for words that have little actual meaning.  Chief among these are:  "surge," "spike", "epicenter" and "biblical proportions." For example: the head ...

Peter Morris, Nutritionist and Long-term USAID Expert Leads WHES

by August 3, 2020

The editorial staff of World Hunger Education Service recently sat down and interviewed Peter Morris for his insights about progress in international aid, hunger, nutrition and pandemics.  Mr. M...

USAID Promotes Urgency as Pandemic Hides a Nutrition Crisis

by Trey Hicks, Alma Golden, and Shawn Baker, USAID via medium.com medium.com/USAID July 30, 2020

USAID indicates that the pandemic is imperiling nutritional gains around the world and makes their work more urgent. ...

Pandemics and Hunger:  Part 2 of Our Interview with Dr. Ron Waldman

by WHES June 14, 2020

Exclusive content from the World Hunger Education Service.  June 2020.  Dr. Ron Waldman reflects on lessons of pandemic preparedness and response, the roles of the USG and UN and recommended references. Hunger Notes editors Peter Morris and...

Pandemics, Crisis and Hunger: An Interview with Dr. Ron Waldman Part 1

by June 7, 2020

June 7, 2020        Hunger Notes editors Peter Morris and Steve Hansch interviewed pandemic expert Dr. Ron Waldman (RW), Professor of Global Health at George Washington School of Public Health and long-time point person for international health in emergenci...

On Resilience: Hunger, Food and Disease Outbreaks

by Steve Hansch WHES March 15, 2020

March 15, 2020 The current coronavirus (COVID-19) global outbreak – pandemic – may very well have implications for hunger and food security. This would be particularly so in poorer, developing countries where large urban populations may depend on fragile supply chains for food. We...

The Impact of Unequal Wealth Distribution on Poverty Worldwide

by William Chutney September 29, 2019

September 29, 2019 While it is often said that more people were pulled out of poverty over the last century than in the whole history of mankind, there is still much work to do. Some numbers about Africa’s economy can seem encouraging at the surface level, but the harsh reality is that...