Malnutrition

We Need to Ensure Food Quality and Quantity If We Want to Tackle Hunger in All Its Forms

Rose Caldwell | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK
Rose Caldwell

Hidden hunger is caused by a lack of nutritious food and results in insufficient essential vitamins and minerals being absorbed into the body. It can have long-term, irreversible health effects as well as socioeconomic consequences that can erode a person's well-being and development. By affecting people's productivity, it can also take a toll on countries' economies...

Preaching Isn't Working!

Nigel Denby | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nigel Denby

It's something I never thought I would suggest, but a daily vitamin and mineral supplement for everyone could be a simple, and precise, solution to Britain's greatest health problem. The over fed and undernourished both lack vital nutrients for good health.

Closing the Gap for Post-2015: New Ambition for Acute Malnutrition

Sabrina de Souza | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK
Sabrina de Souza

Nutrition is both a maker and marker of development. Yet, undernutrition continues to hamper the ability of children to live happy, healthy lives and reach their full potential. Millions of children - 52 million to be exact - suffer from acute malnutrition.

Britain In 2014 Still Has Poor Hospitalised For Malnutrition

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

Brits are suffering from malnutrition because people simply cannot afford food, experts have warned David Cameron. Figures released earlier this mo...

Even in Wealthy Nations, Malnutrition Is a Serious Public Health Problem

Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer

Malnutrition happens in wealthy countries in part because access to nutritious food depends on income. There are proven policies governments can embrace to eliminate nutrition inequities, improve health and increase prosperity. Food fortification is one such policy.

Ending Child Malnutrition: Never Before Have We Been So Forearmed

Sabrina de Souza | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Politics
Sabrina de Souza

That said, we have to remember that while money is necessary, it is not sufficient on it's own to tackle undernutrition. Last year was also an opportunity to share best practices, learn from each others successes and share new innovations that could bolster nutrition efforts.

Generation Nutrition - If We Act Now, We Can End Child Deaths From Hunger in Our Lifetime

Glen Tarman | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK
Glen Tarman

We know that if we can make governments change the way they set their priorities, children's lives will be saved. We need to ensure that the issue of acute malnutrition doesn't only hit the headlines when natural disasters strike or when war erupts.

Rwanda - 20 Years on From the Genocide

Rose Caldwell | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK
Rose Caldwell

In the immediate aftermath of the genocide it was hard for me, as a young accountant volunteering with Concern Worldwide in East Africa, to imagine that Rwanda would ever achieve the level of peace, stability and economic recovery that it has today.

Tackling Obesity and Hidden Hunger: How Industry Can Step Up

Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer

Cancer. Stroke. Heart disease. Diabetes. These and other noncommunicable diseases are becoming leading causes of death and disease worldwide. And nutrition plays a significant role.

Tackling Obesity and Hidden Hunger: How Industry Can Step Up

Manfred Eggersdorfer | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK
Manfred Eggersdorfer

A new report from UK think tank the Overseas Development Institute shows that globally, one in three adults was overweight or obese in 2008, an increase of 23% since 1980. In the developing world, the number of overweight or obese adults more than tripled from 250million to 904million.

The Role of Resilience in Achieving Food and Nutrition Security

Sabrina de Souza | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK
Sabrina de Souza

When countries face crises, such as droughts, floods and famines, it can leave thousands, sometimes millions of people, without access to food or liv...

World Food Day 2013 - What Are You Doing?

Sian Breslin | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

World Food Day - is this the day we all get to go to McDonalds and gorge on a Big Mac followed by a giant bag of Haribo sweets and celebrate food? No, it's about raising awareness of food related global issues.

Education Transforms

Pauline Rose | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Politics
Pauline Rose

People around the world know that education is the key to a better life. Voters from over 190 countries who responded to the United Nations My World survey said providing a good education for all was the best way to build a better world. There's a huge gap between that goal and reality, however: 250million children are still being denied a chance to learn the basics.

Access for All

Claire Blackburn | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK
Claire Blackburn

The treatment of malnutrition has revolutionised over the last few years, with the development of Ready to-Use Therapeutic Foods meaning more children than ever can receive life-saving treatment at home, in the comfort of their own community. However, as I recently discovered when I visited West Pokot in Kenya, there are still a high number of malnourished children who are not yet accessing treatment.

Cinema on Wheels Lights Up Deep, Dark Senegal

Davinder Kumar | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK
Davinder Kumar

The films give clear messages through simple stories. They range from highlighting the harms of children pulled out of school and forced into labour, to explaining how many diseases can be prevented by simply washing hands.

Enabling Mothers to Breastfeed: Key to Reducing Undernutrition

Sabrina de Souza | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sabrina de Souza

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) exclusive breastfeeding rates have stagnated, with less than 40% of infants under six months of age being exclusively breastfed.

End Hunger in Africa

Davinder Kumar | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Politics
Davinder Kumar

The mood in Addis Ababa is a mix of anticipation and sheer optimism. Today, African and international leaders are meeting in a historic summit at the African Union headquarters in the Ethiopian capital with the sole mandate to meet their biggest challenge - to end hunger in Africa by 2025.

Breakthrough Innovation Offers Opportunity to Tackle Global Food Crisis

Nick van de Giesen | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK
Nick van de Giesen

Hence, the ambitious TAHMO project we are pioneering which requires the installation of 20,000 measuring stations, each one costing only 500 dollars, at intervals of 30 kilometres. The new weather stations, based upon latest cost-effective technology, will measure all standard meteorological variables (rainfall, radiation, temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind direction).

The Complex Challenge of Malnutrition

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Next week's G8 summit has turned global attention to combatting malnutrition. It is a long-overdue opportunity to reinvigorate agricultural development, funding for which has been largely stagnant for two decades.

Funding for Nutrition Should Be a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Claire Blackburn | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK
Claire Blackburn

A new report from Action Against Hunger shows that investments in proven nutrition interventions are falling far short of what is needed to address global hunger and raises serious concerns about the reactive and short-term nature of funding for nutrition programmes.

'Wasting Food Is Like Stealing From The Poor', Says Pope Francis

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK

Pope Francis has denounced what he calls a “culture of waste” and has likened throwing away good food to “stealing from the table of the poor an...

Foods That Brits Can't Stomach

PA | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Oysters, liver and anchovies have topped a list of foods deemed unpalatable by British adults. Almost half the population (47%) said oysters were a...

The Opportunity to End Child Hunger and Malnutrition Is Now

David Bull | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK
David Bull

Peter is just one of many millions of children who have not had access to the right nutrients in their first 1,000 days of life. Without this crucial nutrition in their first days and years, they cannot develop mentally and physically. Peter is just one of 165million children facing a life of lost potential and pain.

If We Want Smarter Aid, Start With Nutrition

Nadhim Zahawi | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Politics
Nadhim Zahawi

At a time when across the developed world public finances are under pressure, we must ensure our aid investments are cost-effective. Tackling child malnutrition could add $125 billion to the global economy each year by 2030. Yet only 0.37 per cent of aid globally is spent directly on tackling the problem. This is clearly a missed opportunity.

World Hunger Day Highlights a Taxing Challenge for the Prime Minister

Rose Caldwell | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Politics
Rose Caldwell

David Cameron told the World Economic Forum in Davos at the beginning of the year that the priority for his chairmanship of the G8 would be tax transparency. Development agencies like Concern Worldwide have taken the Prime Minister at his word.