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Kenya: Vaccines, Vitamins and Vegetables - On Nutrition Fight Frontlines

"Dr. Sandra Mutuma is senior nutrition advisor to Action Against Hunger U.K. and lead author of a report on nutrition presented last month at Westminster, home of Britain's Parliament, by Action Against Hunger and IDS. She says only about 1 percent of the funds needed to effectively address undernutrition are currently being spent. That may be changing, with both individual African governments and international donors showing new resolution to tackle the problem.

Africa: Tracking Killers and Healers - a Research and Reporting Collaboration

"Over the past several weeks, AllAfrica's crack investigative team has documented scientists acting strangely. At summits, symposia and scholarly consultations – and in exclusive interviews - researchers have abandoned caveats and qualifications to make bold assertions and appeals for action. On three topics – maternal mortality, malaria and hunger – researchers are brandishing their results and taking stands.

Africa: Tackling Undernutrition Will Require Large Increase in Funding, Parliamentary Meeting Told

"IDS joined forces with Action Against Hunger (ACF International) and the All Party Parliamentary Group for Debt, Aid and Trade to host a parliamentary meeting on making the Olympic legacy to tackle global undernutrition a reality. Two reports on aid for nutrition were launched at the event...Sandra Mutuma from Action Against Hunger (ACF International) and lead author of the report Can investments to scale up nutrition actions be accurately tracked? provided an insight into some of the findings of the report.

Mali: A Silent Crisis in North As Food Shortages Worsened By Political Stalemate

"While all eyes are on the ongoing political stalemate in Bamako, and the growing radicalism of groups such as Ansar Dine, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and MUJAO (Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa) in the north of Mali, it's easy to forget that 1.3 million Malians are facing drastic food shortages this year.

About Action Against Hunger | ACF International

Action Against Hunger is internationally recognized as a leader in the fight against global malnutrition. Action Against Hunger works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With over 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, Action Against Hunger runs life-saving programs in some 40 countries benefiting 5 million people each year.

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