The 2011 Commemoration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is being held today at the United Nations and is themed: "From Poverty to Sustainability: People at the Centre of Inclusive Development."Read More
Palliative care is the practice of relieving painful symptoms of chronic or deadly diseases without curing the underlying cause. In the United States, more than 55 percent of hospitals offer palliative care while in many Sub-Saharan African countries palliative care is not an option, forcing patients with incurable diseases to live the end of their lives in extreme anguish. THP Advocacy Intern Elisabeth Epstein discusses the issue.Read More
We would like to introduce to you a member of our global team! Today we meet Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Darshan Surendranath! She joined The Hunger Project-India in 2009 and is interviewed here by fellow THP staffer, Carolyn Ramsdell.Read More
In order to combat the negative effects of skyrocketing food prices and malnourishment, the United Nations Standing Committee on Nutrition has developed a platform to be implemented in coordination with the Millennium Development Goals known as The Framework for Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN).Read More
Microfinance programs designed to foster sustainable economic empowerment for people in developing regions have come under criticism recently. United Nations magazine Africa Renewal asks: “Should development practitioners respond by abandoning efforts to bring financial services to the poor?” We say: absolutely not. Find out why.Read More
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