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Gates Foundation: $776 Million for Nutrition in the Fight Against Child Mortality

With the first day of the European Development Days (EDD15) taking place today in Brussels, Melinda Gates, the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, made an important announcement today in the fight against malnutrition by stating that “that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will more than double its investments in nutrition to $776 million over the next six years”.

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Africa must tackle malnutrition head on

Rome — Eight hundred and five million of the world’s people are chronically hungry, according to estimates by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). But this figure represents only a fraction of the world’s population whose lives have been blighted by a lack of adequate nutrition.

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FANRPAN celebrates Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security

The Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) and its consortium partners announced a $16 Million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to implement the “Improving Nutrition Outcomes through Optimized Agricultural Interventions (ATONU)” project.

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As World Food Day approaches, one in four South Africans are hungry

October 16 is World Food Day. As the 20th World Food Day since the establishment of our democracy dawns on South Africa, a grim shadow of hunger and malnutrition hangs over the gains of the democratic era.

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The 2014 Global Hunger Index and ‘hidden hunger’

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide have released the 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report: The challenge of hidden hunger. As the ninth in an annual series, the report presents a multidimensional measure of national, regional, and global hunger.

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Opinion: The fight against the long-term effects of child hunger reaches fever pitch

Sep28

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‘Children just need to be allowed to grow to their full potential and good things will follow’, write Noel Marie Zagre, UNICEF’s Regional Nutrition Adviser for Eastern & Southern Africa, and Gary Quince, Head of the European Union Delegation to the African Union.

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