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Focus on Women
2 February 2011

Ghanaian Women Go Into Business To Tackle Goitre

A group of businesswomen in the Gbumbgum region of northeastern Ghana has found a route out of poverty through a product which their community badly needs—iodated salt. Iodine deficiency is rampant in Gbumbgum, where the swollen necks of people suffering from goitre are a common sight. Watch video

2 February 2011

Here Comes The Private Sector!

There was a growing sense at Davos this year that the private sector has an important role to play in the world of humanitarian aid and development , says WFP's Nancy Roman.

29 January 2011

"Make women the focus of our work in Africa"

Perry Yeatman, senior vice president of Kraft Foods, gives her thoughts on the "power of women" in the fight against hunger.

29 January 2011

"We need nutritional products for pregnant women"

Barbara Stocking gives her impressions after brainstorming with other women leaders about how best to help women in the developing world to ensure their families get the food and nutrition they need.

For Companies
29 January 2011

Message to Davos: Nourishing People Is An Investment

As business and government leaders met last week in the Swiss town of Davos to discuss global issues including poverty, growth and food security, WFP took the opportunity to talk to many of them about how the private sector can help fight hunger in innovative and concrete ways. Go to blog

29 January 2011

Women 4 Women at Davos

Fifteen women leaders, including executives from Kraft Foods, Coca-Cola, Bank of America,  brainstormed on Friday about how to improve the food security of women in the developing world.

28 January 2011

WFP Head Leads Davos Debate On Raising Healthy Children

WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran asked a panel of experts at Davos: How can we raise healthy children in today’s world, when we face the double burden of undernourishment and overnourishment?

28 January 2011

Snapshots from the WFP tent

Here's a selection of snapshots showing some of the people who came to WFP's tent at Davos to discuss innovative ways of fighting hunger.

28 January 2011

How the WFP-TNT partnership began

TNT, the global transport giant, has been a key corporate partner for WFP since 2003.

28 January 2011

How TNT has helped WFP fight hunger

Peter Bakker, CEO of  global transport giant TNT, is WFP's newest “Ambassador Against Hunger”. Here’s a quick look at what TNT has done to support WFP’s fight against hunger since partnering with the organization in 2003.

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