Posts Tagged ‘nutrition’

Invest in Nutrition

Invest in Nutrition, is a new tool launched by Results for Development (R4D), in partnership with the World Bank and 1,000 Days, to help global leaders, policymakers, and donors visualize the gap in global nutrition funding and advocate for greater investment. Visitors to the site can quickly: estimate the gaps remaining in nutrition financing in…

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Community Health Worker Nutrition Advocacy Tool

Community health workers (CHW) play a critical role in delivering evidence-based, cost-effective interventions that can improve nutrition outcomes in the communities they serve. In collaboration with the USAID-funded Advancing Partners and Communities (APC) project, SPRING has gathered data around key nutrition responsibilities for Community Health Workers in 9 countries that can be used to advocate for…

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Breastfeeding’s role in sustainable development

This blog was cross-posted from IMA World Health Nutrition plays a significant role in children’s health and well-being. In fact, UNICEF estimates that nearly half of all deaths of children under 5 years are attributable to poor nutrition. It’s something we can change that’s within our grasp, which makes the current situation unacceptable. Today marks…

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Improving Childhood Nutrition in Rural Vietnam

This blog was provided by Abbott. A Partnership Between Abbott, the Abbott Fund, AmeriCares and the Giao Diem Humanitarian Foundation For many children in rural and economically depressed Vietnamese communities, malnutrition and poor health are often the predominant challenge to their success in early childhood education. In 2004, the Giao Diem Humanitarian Foundation conducted a…

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Working to Create Healthy Workplaces in India

This post was written by Thea Joselow at Arogya World.  Arogya is a global health non-profit organization committed to changing the course of chronic disease by implementing programs for diabetes prevention through lifestyle changes in schools, workplaces, and communities in India. Workplaces are incredibly valuable platforms for wellness advancement and chronic disease prevention. Wellness programs…

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mDiabetes: Putting Health Information Literally Into the Hand of Consumers

This is a guest post, written by Thea Joselow at Arogya World. Arogya is a global health non-profit organization committed to changing the course of chronic disease by implementing programs for diabetes prevention through lifestyle changes in schools, workplaces, and communities in India. Diabetes is rampant in India – 60 million-plus Indians are currently living…

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Waiting for Committee B in the Serpentine Lounge

This is a guest blog by Debra Jones, director of Family Care International’s Global Advocacy program and a member of the Global Health Council’s delegation to the World Health Assembly. It is being co-published on The FCI Blog. GENEVA — Anyone attending the 64th World Health Assembly knows that the published agenda is not written in stone.…

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Is Anyone Checking up on the Food and Beverage Industry?

GENEVA — It was the day before the opening of the World Health Assembly, and I was talking to a Swiss NGO friend of mine in an Old Town café here about the new focus on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) at the World Health Organization (WHO) and the considerable involvement of the food and beverage industry…

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Making Mothers and Children Healthier Through Nutrition

This guest blog was written by Aaron Emmel, government affairs officer at PATH. Almost 80 people packed the Global Health Council’s conference room last week, with 63 more listening in online, to learn about new initiatives to strengthen maternal, newborn, and child health by improving nutrition. The briefing was held in conjunction with World Food Day on…

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