About: malnutrition

Agrifood 06-11-2017

FAO boss: Half of world’s population will be malnourished by 2030

More than a half of the global population will suffer some form of malnutrition by 2030 unless urgent action is taken to improve access to high-quality food, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has told G7 health ministers.

Health 08-07-2016

Tackle air quality for the climate and public health

The links between climate change and public health are staggering. By implementing clean air policies, governments can save lives and cut health costs while mitigating climate change, writes Génon Jensen.

Development Policy 28-06-2016

El Niño plunges southern Madagascar into famine

The El Niño phenomenon has compounded the woes of drought-stricken southern Madagascar, where 80% of the rural population is suffering from food insecurity. EURACTIV France reports.

Development Policy 24-05-2016

Kenya’s closure of refugee camp sparks international outrage

Kenya has announced plans to shut down the largest refugee camp in the world and repatriate its occupants to their home countries in a move intended to counter terrorism but which has also been condemned worldwide. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Expert: Somalia, Niger, Congo victims of humanitarian aid ‘gap’

Humanitarian aid is not keeping pace with needs on the ground, partly due to the affects of El Nino and climate change in eastern and southern Africa, according to a new report from World Vision - and as a result already malnutrioned children are going hungry.

Development Policy 20-10-2015

Charity head: Investment can help end world hunger

On Friday (16 October), the international community celebrated World Food Day; however, figures suggest that there is little to actually celebrate, warns Tobias Kahler. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Agrifood 17-09-2015

In Ivory Coast, a lifesaving ‘super cereal’ helps fight hidden hunger

SPECIAL REPORT / Worldwide, over two billion people suffer from potentially fatal malnutrition. Vitamin-fortified foods can help, but require more development funds. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Agrifood 17-08-2015

Underestimating medical nutrition is costing Europe’s health system dearly

Oral nutritional supplements (ONS) have the potential to save the health systems in Europe a considerable amount of money, writes Alessandro Laviano.

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Agrifood 07-07-2015

Milan Expo explores fortified food as solution to malnutrition

Fortified foods could become part of the solution to malnutrition and address food security concerns, according to experts at this year's Milan Expo. EURACTIV reports from Milan.

Development Policy 04-06-2015

EU to combat malnutrition with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

The European Commission unveiled a major partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on Wednesday (3 June), announcing a new fund to tackle global malnutrition.

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Agrifood 31-10-2014

Rethinking hunger

?Despite gains in expanding the food supply, at least 805 million people still go hungry every day, of whom some 791 million live in developing countries, writes Jomo Kwame Sundaram.

According to the German NGO Welthungerhilfe, around 2 billion people worldwide suffer from 'hidden' hunger, a condition defined by a deficiency of vitamins and minerals rather than calories. [CIAT]
Development Policy 14-10-2014

Report: 2 billion worldwide suffer from ‘hidden’ hunger

805 million people still suffer from hunger worldwide, while more than twice that number – 2 billion people – are affected by so-called "hidden hunger", says German NGO Welthungerhilfe in its latest study. EURACTIV Germany reports.

INFOGRAPHIC: A silent cull of the world’s children
Development Policy 26-03-2014

INFOGRAPHIC: Too Many Unnecessary Child Deaths

According to the World Health Organization, some 6.6 million children, under the age of 5, died in 2012, half of them from conditions that were preventable, or treated with access to simple, affordable interventions.

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A silent cull of the world's children
Development Policy 01-03-2014

INFOGRAPHIC: A silent cull of the world’s children

According to the World Health Organization, some 6.6 million children, under the age of 5, died in 2012, half of them from conditions that were preventable, or treated with access to simple, affordable interventions.

Development Policy 13-02-2014

UNICEF chief: Financial crisis cannot justify letting children die

Painful cuts to the Spanish development budget must not directly impact vital life-saving overseas aid, Marta Arias, the director of UNICEF-Spain’s social awareness campaigns, has told EURACTIV.es.

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How we eat at the global table
Development Policy 31-01-2014

How we eat at the global table

The Netherlands, France and Switzerland are the three countries enjoying the planet’s cheapest, healthiest and most plentiful diets according to a new Oxfam ‘Good Enough to Eat’ index, while three African countries have the worst.

 

New global food table: Europe feasts while Africa fasts

Three northern European countries enjoy the planet’s cheapest, healthiest and most plentiful diets according to a new Oxfam ‘Good Enough to Eat’ index, while three African countries have the worst.