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Conflict as a catalyst for rising global hunger The World Health Organization, along with other United Nations agencies, has estimated that the number of people worldwide currently experiencing hunger is 828million, and unless rapid action is taken this figure will rise. The malnutrition and hunger crisis has grown to epic proportions with... search all news

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The state of food security and nutrition in the world: building resilience for peace and food security. The international community is committed to ending hunger and all forms of malnutrition worldwide by 2030. While much progress has been made, conflict and human-induced and natural disasters are causing setbacks. This year's The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World warns that the...

Conflict and child malnutrition: a systematic review of the emerging quantitative literature. Purpose of Review: Reduction of child malnutrition in conflict settings is on top of the international agenda on sustainable development. This association between child malnutrition and conflict has been hypothesised in the academic literature but not rigorously examined empirically till recently....

Global Hunger Index: armed conflict and the challenge of hunger - 2015. This report presents the results of the study on the Global Hunger Index (GHI) for the year 2015. The GHI serves as a multidimensional comprehensive measure of hunger and aims to identify countries where hunger is most severe and persistent. The 2015 GHI scores that were obtained are based on a...

Risk factors of stunting and wasting in Somali pre-school age children: results from the 2019 Somalia micronutrient survey. Background: Stunting and wasting in children less than 5 years of age are two key indicators of child malnutrition. Reducing their prevalence is a priority of the global public health community and for Somalia, a country suffering complex humanitarian emergencies such as drought, flooding, conflict...

Using geographically weighted regression analysis to cluster under-nutrition and its predictors among under-five children in Ethiopia: evidence from demographic and health survey. Background: Malnutrition among under-five children is a common public health problem and it is one of the main cause for the mortality of under-five children in developing countries, including Ethiopia. Therefore, lack of evidence about geographic heterogeneity and predictors of under-nutrition...


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Natural landscapes and human health: an introduction and overview. This book chapter approaches the linkage between natural landscapes and human health through the lens of two guiding questions, the first considering the various ways nature benefits human health from both historic and contemporary perspectives, and the second considering the mechanisms through...

Diversifying rice-centric agriculture and diets: the Bangladesh experience. This chapter reviews recent policy developments in agriculture and nutrition in Bangladesh,and then draws upon household-level data to examine trends related to agricultural production, food consumption and nutrition, and women's empowerment. Using this evidence, the chapter presents a...

Sustainable diets: the public health perspective. Sustainable diets are a prerequisite for public health directly through their impact on nutrition and indirectly through their impact on the environment. Dietary patterns have implications for the use of finite resources, biodiversity and the production of waste including greenhouse gas emissions....

Natural landscapes and the health crisis. This book chapter focuses on how landscapes can be harmful to human health and wellbeing and suggests possible strategies for reparation and to regain a reciprocal relationship with landscapes. Climate change, Indigenous practices, and ecological grief are discussed, as well as health risks from...

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