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The world's ten hungriest countries

Worldwide, 815 million people still go hungry — a staggering figure that translates into one out of nine people. While global hunger levels have declined by 27% since 2000, according to the 2017 Global Hunger Index, 45% of deaths of children under five are linked to malnutrition. The report, released by Concern Worldwide, German aid agency Welthungerhilfe, and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), highlights massive food inequality around the globe.

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How Public-Private Partnerships Can Wash Away Poor Sanitation

This post was authored by Aleem Walij, chief executive officer at Aga Khan Foundation, USA. 

Towards a Major Public Health Milestone: Sierra Leone's Progress towards Eliminating River Blindness

River blindness (onchocerciasis) has been known to humankind since “biblical times”. It was second only to cataract as a cause of blindness in Sierra Leone until recently – It used to be so common in some highly-affected riverside villages that people accepted the inevitability of visual impairment from their mid-30s.

Recent News

Mar 21, 2017
The 6th Solar Cookers International (SCI) World Conference 2017 in India broke new ground as it advanced solar cooking globally through new connections, information-sharing, and feedback on new projects advancing the solar cooking community.  Solar cooking is an appropriate technology that improves human health, reduces poverty, protects the...
Oct 11, 2016
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (Monday October 10, 2016) – As the death toll in Haiti from Hurricane Mathew continues to mount by the hour, Save the Children has joined the ministry of health, other major humanitarian aid organizations and UN agencies in calling for an expedited response to the disaster including providing immediate relief supplies to head off...
Jun 09, 2016
SAN DIEGO – June 9, 2016 - A team of volunteer ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctors and nurses sent by San Diego-based International Relief Teams (IRT) will head to Sula, Honduras on Saturday, June 11 to provide much needed surgery to one of Honduras’ poorest communities. During the one-week clinic, the team of eight volunteers will perform 35-40...