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Zero Hunger Through Sustainable Solutions

Zero Hunger Through Sustainable Solutions

By Daniel Balaban, Director and Representative of the WFP Centre of Excellence Against Hunger in Brazil
Location Brazil Brazil

The WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger promotes sustainable solutions to attain food security and nutrition. Using the Brazilian experience as reference, the Centre’s record in the past few years evidences an increasing number of countries moving towards the Zero Hunger goal. Brazil’s strategy to combat hunger In just over a decade, Brazil has made outstanding headway to overcome hunger and promote food security through its Zero Hunger Strategy (ZHS). Since the launch of the […]

January 27, 2015 · 1 comment · Health
Balochistan Chief Minister Vows to Eradicate Polio

Balochistan Chief Minister Vows to Eradicate Polio

By Mir Behram Baloch, Journalist
Location Pakistan Pakistan

Abdul Malik Baloch, the chief minister of Balochistan, vows to eradicate polio. QUETTA — Chief Minister of Balochistan Abdul Malik Baloch has said along with the eradication of polio and other diseases in children, the provincial government will provide best healthcare facilities to prevent and treat people with Hepatitis, Malaria, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. “We need to make more effective health programs starting with the support of donor agencies and the provincial government would play its […]

December 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Health, Pakistan
Four Polio Workers, Including Three Women, Killed In Quetta

Four Polio Workers, Including Three Women, Killed In Quetta

By Adnan Aamir, Freelance Researcher, Analyst and Columnist
Location Pakistan Pakistan

Barbarity continues unabated as militants kill polio workers in Quetta, Pakistan. QUETTA — Unidentified militants killed four polio workers, including 3 women and wounded three others, in the eastern bypass locality of Quetta city on Wednesday. Eyewitness accounts say the vehicle of polio campaigners was intercepted by militants and masked men opened fire on the vehicle indiscriminately. According to the account of a survivor, the government had not provided any security to the polio team. […]

November 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Health, Pakistan
India Questions ‘Stenting’ Medical Practices

India Questions ‘Stenting’ Medical Practices

By Gajanan Khergamker, Independent Editor and Legal Counsel
Location India India

Cases of medical negligence or cheating have hit news in the past couple of years in India. A study published recently in The Journal of American Medical Association suggested over 50 percent of cases involving the use of stents while performing angioplasty in the United States may have been “unnecessary.” And, the issue as touchy in India get predictable attention. In India, media reports have been pointing to the unnecessary use of stents during procedure […]

June 30, 2014 · 2 comments · Health, India
The Centre of Excellence against Hunger 2013 Annual Report

The Centre of Excellence against Hunger 2013 Annual Report

By Daniel Balaban, Director and Representative of the World Food Program Centre of Excellence Against Hunger in Brazil
Location Brazil Brazil

The 2013 Centre of Excellence against Hunger report shows how Brazil has assisted other countries through the World Food Programme Centre. The report presents the main activities and results of the Centre in 2013 and highlights: from the 23 countries that have already undertaken study visits, 13 are at different stages of preparation and approval of their own policies and programs of school feeding and nutritional security. The Centre of Excellence against Hunger is a […]

June 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Brazil, Health
Protecting Children’s Health in Pakistan

Protecting Children’s Health in Pakistan

By Batool Fatima, Student at University of Karachi
Location Pakistan Pakistan

Protecting children’s health in Pakistan is a national priority because every eleventh child who is born dies before reaching their first year. It comes as no surprise that life expectancy is much higher in the developed world than in the developing world. However there has been a real decline in the overall mortality rate during the last four or five decades, yet infant and child mortality remain quite high. In Pakistan, every eleventh child who […]

March 9, 2014 · 0 comments · Health, Pakistan
Why Smoking Sheesha Should be Banned

Why Smoking Sheesha Should be Banned

By Batool Fatima, Student at University of Karachi
Location Pakistan Pakistan

Frequent sheesha (hookah, waterpipe) smoking can have serious effects to your health. Sheesha is a type of intoxicant. It is very dangerous and harmful for your health. According to a recent study, smoking sheesha creates serious health risks for teenagers. It causes lungs cancer, throat cancer and other serious disease associated with the heart. Sheesha use is prevalent in Pakistan especially among the youth. This habit is common in the 17-25 age group, with 65 […]

March 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Health, Pakistan