Investing in nutrition for a better future

Jan 04, 16 Investing in nutrition for a better future

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By Juliane Friedrich and  Marian Odenigbo In the past years, the topic of nutrition faced numerous challenges, among which was the lack of political will to invest in this area. This year thanks to the Global Goals and the adoption of different nutrition-related declarations, nutrition is not only back on the agenda but is...

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In 15-20 years, what will undernutrition efforts look like?

Dec 17, 15 In 15-20 years, what will undernutrition efforts look like?

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Known to those in the global health sector as “hidden hunger,” undernutrition is an underlying cause of death for more than 2.6 million children a year, claiming a third of all child deaths globally. In the developed world, undernutrition is addressed through fortification of staple foods such as flour and salt, though this...

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IFPRI Launches Compact2025 to End Hunger and Undernutrition by 2025

Nov 30, 15 IFPRI Launches Compact2025 to End Hunger and Undernutrition by 2025

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The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) launched Compact2025, an initiative to end hunger and undernutrition by 2025. Compact2025 will initially focus on scaling up actions to end hunger and malnutrition in four focal countries: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Malawi and Rwanda. The initiative is guided by a high-level...

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International Year of Pulses – Realizing the Potential of Pulses to Meet Today’s Global Health Challenges

Nov 25, 15 International Year of Pulses – Realizing the Potential of Pulses to Meet Today’s Global Health Challenges

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On November 19, researchers, farmers, food manufacturers and policymakers met at the New York Academy of Sciences to talk about the benefits of pulses for public health and the global food system. Organized by the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science, in partnership with Bush Brothers & Company, this scientific conference,...

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Looking beyond food aid to tackle malnutrition

Nov 23, 15 Looking beyond food aid to tackle malnutrition

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The road to nutrition isn’t straightforward, and there are many interconnected factors aside from food supply that must be addressed — including linking livelihood opportunities and engaging community members in wider understanding of nutrition interventions, as well as garnering donor support for long-term projects. But changing...

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Equity, cost and a comprehensive approach to nutrition and fortification

Nov 09, 15 Equity, cost and a comprehensive approach to nutrition and fortification

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Francesco Branca, director for health and development at the World Health Organization talks food fortification with Devex associate editor Richard Jones. More than half of the world’s countries recognize the benefits of food fortification, a process that adds essential vitamins and minerals to foods. But while it has gained...

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