June 2011

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.

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.

Bringing Governance to the People

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The Hunger Project-India and local state partners recently held a series of interfaces with Parliamentarians and empowered elected women representatives to discuss pressing social issues such as the availability of drinking water, school efficiency, reproductive rights and village health centers.

Photo: CHIRAPAQ Celebrates 25 Years!

Chirapaq, our partner organzation in Peru, recently celebrated 25 years of empowering indigenous communities! Hunger Project Vice President, John Coonrod was on hand to take pictures.

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.

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.

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.

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.