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World Wide Wrap-Up - February 10, 2012

02/10/2012
Our world is on the brink of change – change for the better. New policies, new ideas and new technology bring us ever closer to the end of poverty, disease and hunger each day. But with these rapid changes comes a deluge of information. To help vet some of that information, we...
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2012 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

01/23/2012
"The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas." Follow along with tweets, pictures, videos...
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Weekly World Wide Wrap-Up - January 6, 2012

01/04/2012
Our world is on the brink of change – change for the better. New policies, new ideas and new technology bring us ever closer to the end of poverty, disease and hunger each day. But with these rapid changes comes a deluge of information. So, beginning in 2012, we at the THP Blog...
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2011: A Year in Review

12/22/2011
It’s been quite a year for us at The Hunger Project (THP) and for the development community as a whole.Global conversations are turning, en masse, towards the world’s invaluable smallholder farmers – most notably female farmers. Agriculture, gender equality and sustainability,...
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VIDEO: News Coverage of Free HIV Screenings at Burkina Faso Epicenter

12/12/2011
On May 14, 2011,The Hunger Project-Burkina Faso partnered with local health groups to organize a two-day educational campaign for HIV/AIDS, followed by free testing and free medical consultations.Watch local news coverage of the event.   An English transcript of the...
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What is a Veronica Bucket?

10/10/2011
Diarrhea, infection and the common cold are abundant all over the world and relatively simple issues to address. But imagine confronting these health concerns without ready access to hand-washing. Running water, soap and a clean towel are difficult to come by in many developing...
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The "Miracle" Moringa Tree

10/05/2011
Native to northern India, the drought-tolerant moringa tree is now grown throughout Asia, South America and Africa. As a crop, the moringa tree’s durability and rapid growth (up to 10 feet each year!) make it ideal for low-income, rural communities.Often called “the miracle tree...
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Infographic: How Does Lack of Water Affect Women & Children?

10/03/2011
This interactive infographic from GOOD addresses one of the greatest challenges in the developing world: access to clean water.  Did you know?:In parts of Africa, it takes up to eight hours each day to find water.One in five children dies from diarrhea — a consequence...
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Palliative Care: A Missing Element in African Healthcare

09/21/2011
Palliative care is the practice of relieving painful symptoms of chronic or deadly diseases without curing the underlying cause, typically awarded as an end-of-life treatment to limit patient suffering. In the United States, more than 55 percent of hospitals offer palliative...
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UN Framework for Scaling Up Nutrition

09/14/2011
As food prices increase worldwide, developing nations struggle to battle the growing hunger crisis. In the heart of the crisis, the Horn of Africa, over 13 million mothers, fathers, children and grandparents are fighting to survive. Their struggle for food can inevitably be...
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