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The Hunger Project in the News
As malaria cases continue to devastate Malawi and worldwide, the Kondwani Family and people in Gawanani Village are better off now. This is because they are participants in a five-year (2014-2018) collaborative malaria research project being conducted in the Majete Wildlife Reserve perimeter in Chikwawa. The research project is being conducted by the University of Malawi's College of Medicine in collaboration with two Dutch universities (Wageningen University and Research, and Amsterdam University), the Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust, African Parks, The Hunger Project and the Ministry of Health. Read the full story on The Nation.
As World Hunger Day is observed on Sunday, May 28, here's a look at what's behind the continuing prevalence of hunger around the world. Chronic hunger goes hand in hand with poverty. It occurs "when people lack the opportunity to earn enough income, to be education and gain skills, to meet basic health needs and have a voice in the decisions that affect their community," according to The Hunger Project, a global nonprofit committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. Read the entire story on the LA Times.
Sunday, May 28th is World Hunger Day, an annual reminder that millions of people around the world suffer from chronic hunger, despite abundant global food production. Persistent shortages of food in some regions are linked to deep-seated social inequities and long-term mismanagement. John Coonrod tells VOA's Zlatica Hoke that empowering women is key to ending world hunger. Watch the interview on Voice of America.
Experts have stressed that strong and effective local government is required to implement the Strategic Development Goals (SDGs). The strengthening of local government also depends on the direct involvement and support of the central government, they observed at a roundtable discussion in Dhaka on Thursday. The discussion, titled ‘Community Trust, Local Government and SDG Achievement’, was jointly organised by the Brac Social Empowerment Programme and The Hunger Project. Read the full story on the Dhaka Tribune.
The Citizen’s Platform for SDGs, Bangladesh co-hosted a citizen dialogue with The Hunger Project on Saturday, May 20, to tap the grassroots voice regarding SDGs delivery in the country. The citizen dialogue titled ‘Community intervention for SDG Delivery: Listening to the Grassroots Voices’ was held at the CSS Ava Centre, Khulna. The dialogue was widely attended by academics, economists, social workers, business leaders, politicians and other professionals from the Khulna Division. Read the full story on The Financial Express.