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6 October 2009

Focusing On The 'How'

What makes you feel optimistic about the field of nutrition today? I asked this question to a few people today. Bea Rogers, Professor at Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, leaned over to discuss her thoughts as we sat in a session on “building better nutrition programs”.
Focus on Women
6 October 2009

Senegal: "My Daughter's Becoming Lively Again"

Not too long ago Coumba Ba’s baby girl was getting weaker and weaker as diarrhoea and undernutrition sapped her energy. Nutritious food rations, supplied to her mother by WFP, appear to have put her back on course for a healthy, lively childhood.
5 October 2009

Yes We Will!

Ricardo Uauy, President of the International Union of Nutrition Sciences, urged over 4,000 of the world's leading nutrition experts from 100 nations attending the Congress to move one step further in their battle against global malnutrition today with a 'Yes we can' and 'Yes we will' attitude.
Responding to Emergencies
5 October 2009

Philippines: A Grandmother's Story

MANILA  -- Teodora Castor, who lives in the city of Taguig, one of Manila’s poor suburbs, has never known flooding this bad. “I’ve lived for 34 years in the same home. Only three times have we ...
Responding to Emergencies
5 October 2009

Philippines: WFP To Reach 1 Million People In Flood Zones

Over the coming month, WFP aims to provide food assistance to 1 million people affected by the severe flooding that Ketsana and other tropical storms have caused in Manila and neighbouring areas of the Philippines over the last week.
Responding to Emergencies
3 October 2009

Laos: Food Aid Rushed To Families Hit By Typhoon

WFP is providing emergency food assistance to families in southern Laos where Typhoon Ketsana – the same one that hit the Philippines on September 26 - has caused more severe floods, this time affecting some 250,000 people.
1 October 2009

WFP Ready For Hurricanes

Two thirds of the way through the 2009 hurricane season, Haiti has yet to be hit by a major storm – a phenomenon for which international aid agencies, government officials and the people of this Caribbean nation are grateful. But in case the luck should not hold, WFP is ready.
Preventing Hunger
29 September 2009

New Partnership Helps Combat Growing Hunger In Africa

The Millennium Villages project, which aims to demonstrate that the Millennium Development Goals can be met with the right interventions, will work closely with WFP in Africa to show that decisive cuts in hunger and undernutrition are well within reach.
Responding to Emergencies
28 September 2009

WFP Straight Into Action In Flood-Hit Philippines

WFP is supporting government relief efforts in the Philippines after a deadly tropical storm slammed into the country over the weekend, causing severe flooding in urban areas and leaving tens of thousands of families needing food assistance.
Purchase for Progress
28 September 2009

Smallholder Farmers Begin To Connect With Markets

In the first year of an exciting initiative funded mainly by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, 42,000 smallholder farmers all over the world have been involved in selling food to WFP through the 'Purchase For Progress' pilot programme.


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