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Maternal Health at the Grassroots Level

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A shout out to UK-based Women and Children First. They have developed a guide emphasizing the importance of community-led strategies to improve maternal health services including best practices, success stories, and advice for NGOs working at the community level in developing regions.

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Technology in Developing Regions

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Technology can provide improved education and crucial medical, agricultural and political information to developing regions. Efforts to promote its use have begun to surface and are beginning to prove valuable to the well-being of people rural areas. 

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An Answer in Agroforestry?

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Agroforestry is an agricultural approach that capitalizes on the interactive benefits of combining tree growth with crops and livestock. This highly effective practice deserves greater attention as a system that simultaneously helps counter the effects of climate change and improves the livelihoods of smallholder farmers.

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Where is All the Water? (Infographic)

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Besides the obvious necessity of clean water for drinking, water for agricultural activities is a crucial element in the livelihoods of millions of small-holder farmers. A recent report from the Food and Agricultural Organization and an infographic from Treehugger articulate the issue of water scarcity.

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Affordable Water Filtration for People in Poverty

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Roughly 70 percent of the globe is covered by water. Yet only 2.5 percent is naturally safe to use for daily purposes like agriculture, drinking and bathing. Non-governmental organizations, government bodies and even large corporations have recognized the global need and are joining together in the mission to develop safe, affordable water filtration for those in need.

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Meet Francis Osei-Mensah from THP-Ghana!

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Several times each month, we will introduce you to a member of our global team. Today we meet Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Francis Osei-Mensah! He joined The Hunger Project-Ghana in 2008 and is interviewed here by fellow THP staffer, Carolyn Ramsdell.

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Expert Opinions: How Would You Fix the Broken Food System?

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It’s no secret that the global food system is failing and recent estimates suggest that by 2050 the global population is expected to reach nine billion, increasing food demand by 70 percent. UN news service IRIN asks three experts how they would fix the food system -- not only for ourselves but for future generations.

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The Man Behind the World Food Prize

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Earlier this week, the former presidents of Ghana and Brazil were honored recipients of the 2011 World Food Prize. On this, the 25th anniversary of the prestigious award, we take a look at the inspiring person who brought the coveted World Food Prize into being: Dr. Norman Borlaug.

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Welcome to The Hunger Project Blog!

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As a non-profit committed to the sustainable end of hunger, we like to stay up-to-date on the conversations going on in the world of international development. From the latest UN reports and government policies to spotlights of our own work, we’re a part of the action and we do our best to keep you informed.

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The Importance of Scaling-up HIV/AIDS Awareness

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Ever-increasing progress is being made in the fight against HIV/AIDS, especially in treatment and prevention methods, making way for much needed scaled-up efforts to raise awareness, bolster education, eliminate stigma and encourage testing to impede the spread of the disease.

 

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