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The "Miracle" Moringa Tree

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The fast growing, drought-tolerant moringa tree is often called “the miracle tree." Find out why!

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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2011

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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."

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THP Mourns the Loss of Beloved Africa Prize Laureate Wangari Muta Maathai

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Professor Wangari Muta Maathai, Nobel Peace Laureate and founder of the Green Belt Movement, passed away on September 26, 2011 in Nairobi, Kenya after a courageous struggle with cancer. All of us in The Hunger Project family deeply mourn her loss. She received the Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger in 1991, and had been a great friend to The Hunger Project.

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Hike4hunger and THP-New Zealand Partner for World Food Day 2011

This October 16, hike4hunger will partner with The Hunger Project-New Zealand to commemorate World Food Day by encouraging others to join or initiate personal pilgrimages, symbolic walks of solidarity ending at a place of significance.

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Elected Women Leaders Gather to Discuss Achievements and Challenges

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September 7-8, 2011, The Hunger Project-India and government officials gathered with 300 elected women representatives to discuss their achievements and challenges as political leaders working to bring about a better tomorrow for their communities in rural India.

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Palliative Care: A Missing Element in African Healthcare

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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.

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Sarojini Naidu Prize Jury Selects 2011 Winners

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On September 15, 2011, the Jury for the The Hunger Project's Sarojini Naidu Prize for Best Reporting on Women and Panchayati Raj met to determine the 2011 winners of this prestigious award. The Prize is awarded annually in India with the aim of encouraging journalists to report on the breakthroughs and success stories of women in leadership positions.

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Meet Darshan Surendranath from India!

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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.

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UN Framework for Scaling Up Nutrition

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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).

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Today is International Literacy Day!

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Promoting literacy is more than teaching children to read — literacy is a cornerstone of empowerment for people of all ages. Promote literacy today for International Literacy Day!

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