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2011 MDG Report: HIV Infections, Malaria and Tuberculosis on the Decline

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The 2011 United Nations report on the Millennium Development Goals acknowledges a continual decrease in global poverty and disease but finds the most vulnerable, namely women and girls, are being left in the development dust. 

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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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THP-India Holds Convention for 200 Newly Elected Women Representatives

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On June 28th, 2011, The Hunger Project-India and public officials gathered to celebrate 200 newly elected women representatives in their new roles as political leaders working to bring about a better tomorrow for their communities.

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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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THP-Mexico Becomes Member of Advisory Board for the Promotion of Civil Society Organizations

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Lorena Vázquez Ordaz, Country Director of The Hunger Project-Mexico, was recently sworn in as a member of the Technical Advisory Board of the Commission to Foster Civil Society Organizations Activities in Mexico, a consultative body which seeks to promote the Federal Administration's support of Civil Society Organizations.

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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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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.

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