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Andy Isaacson

19 March 2020

Madagascar

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In Madagascar, insect researchers, regional conservationists, and humanitarian organizations have teamed up to promote the farming of crickets as a way to help preserve forests, save animals, and fight malnutrition. A...

FreshWater Cleveland

Mark Oprea

16 August 2019

Clark-Fulton, Ohio, United States

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In Clark-Fulton, Ohio, almost half of all residents lack access to a grocery store, but community organizations are working together to offer options such as produce giveaways and cooking classes. Not only are those p...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

4 February 2019

Kaduna, Nigeria

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Food demonstrations and education campaigns enroll mothers in the fight against malnutrition and stunting among children. With 30% of children in Nigeria suffering from the effects of malnutrition, according to a 2018...

Nigeria Health Watch

Chibuike Alagboso

25 September 2018

Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria

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Being in a conflict zone, primary healthcare in the state of Borno in Nigeria has suffered in recent years. In response to the crisis, Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) centers provide Ready-To-Use The...

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Soumya Satyajit

21 September 2018

India

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When babies are born in less that ideal scenarios, such as prematurely, both mother and baby are often impacted by the stress of the situation, impacting the amount of milk a mother can produce. Breast milk banks aim ...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

2 July 2018

Kano, Nigeria

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When Kano State began measuring the rates of adolescent malnutrition, they found that the number of children that qualified as some degree of malnourished was staggering. To mitigate this statistic from increasing, a ...

East Side Monthly

Robert Isenberg

5 June 2018

North Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States

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An American woman founded a company that produces a life saving food ration for malnourished children. She employs 70 workers, mostly refugees, and her products nourish 2 million children yearly.

Forbes

Kerry A. Dolan

12 March 2018

Bamako, Mali

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By the time sick kids reach a clinic, it can be too late. Through home visits, community health workers in Mali are spotting early signs of malaria, pneumonia, diarrheal disease, and malnutrition and providing treatme...

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Jack Graham

15 February 2018

San Isidro, Peru

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Peru formerly had one of the highest rates of stunting in South America, with chronic malnutrition affecting more than 1 in 4 children under five. Thanks to results-based budgeting and a government-wide commitment to ...

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Deepak Adhikari

8 January 2018

Nepal

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Nepal is integrating nutrition services into primary care to curb malnutrition and stunting in children. Education and access to water, sanitation, and hygiene services are part of keeping children healthy enough to m...

Christian Science Monitor

Peter Ford

26 July 2017

Antsirabe, Madagascar

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Starvation has become a public health crisis across Madagascar, Ethiopia, and Somaliland, but enhanced health education is helping to mitigate this critical issue. The focus of the community education programs is aime...

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Emma Wilson

Sahar Zand

18 December 2016

Tarma, Junín, Peru

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One in three children in Peru are stunted by a lack of nutritious foods in their diet. In 2005, the government gave cash hand-outs to poor mothers, but only on the condition that they had regular health check-ups and ...

The Huffington Post

Eleanor Goldberg

2 August 2016

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Child mortality is a global problem that can be reduced by increasing breastfeeding rates; however, many mothers are either under too much cultural pressure, need to work, or cannot lactate enough milk. Brazil has dev...

The Guardian

Clár Ní Chonghaile

24 June 2016

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Malaria vaccine distribution systems in Africa's Sahel region are facing bottleneck in their supply chains, but are working to get help from the government and to piggyback on other aid systems.

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Samantha Cowan

2 October 2015

Burkina Faso

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By supporting small-scale female farmers, Groundswell International, an NGO, is diversifying diets and combating food insecurity in countries in West Africa.

NPR

Ankita Rao

2 March 2015

Chhattisgarh, India

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Fulwaris—meaning "flower beds"—are a network of nurseries run entirely by moms in the community who take turns feeding and caring for each other's children, allowing the community to raise children in a tough environm...

The New York Times

Nicholas Kristof

24 December 2014

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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Haiti suffered tremendous losses after the 2010 earthquake, exacerbating the devastation in an already impoverished country. In 2015, agriculture in Haiti is a growing business backed by the United States’ Feed the Fu...

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Rhitu Chatterjee

20 July 2014

Dujana, Haryana, India

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In India, the country with the highest rate of child malnutrition in the world, the government started a free school lunch program which is rescuing children from dire hunger and improving their diets.

Forbes

Devin Thorpe

15 March 2014

New Delhi, India

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Population scale and density, insanitary conditions, and malnourishment meant that eradicating polio in India was a tall order. The government, alongside WHO, managed to do it in 2014 using a comprehensive approach.

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Sean Carberry

4 February 2014

Guldara, Afghanistan

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Child mortality rates are decreasing in Afghanistan due to more readily available basic health care, more effective vaccinations, and locally-trained volunteer health workers.

The New York Times

David Bornstein

3 April 2013

Karnataka, India

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To combat hunger and malnutrition, Digital Green, an N.G.O., is creating and delivering videos about cheap, innovative farming techniques that can substantially increase small farmers' production of staple foods in In...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

27 February 2013

Hanoi, Vietnam

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Tuft University is training global organizations a new approach to create long lasting change. The process teaches locals to identify positive deviance in their community and design a way to spread the behavior, with ...

The New York Times

Sam Loewenberg

5 September 2012

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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A nutrient powder can save anemic children, but the people who could benefit are distrustful. Having local mothers distribute the supplement was successful in Bangladesh.

The New York Times Magazine

Harriet Brown

26 November 2006

United States

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The Maudsley approach to treating adolescent anorexia puts families at the center of the process, helping patients overcome their aversion to eating by calmly insisting that they nourish themselves back to physical an...

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