Advancing Global Food Security in the Face of a Changing Climate

This report puts forward recommendations for how the US government can better address climate change through its policies on global agricultural development. It argues for the United States to rally international resources and deploy its agricultural research enterprise—its universities, research institutes, and agrifood businesses—to gather more information about how climate change will affect the global… Read more

The Essential Package: Twelve interventions to improve the health and nutrition of school age children

Building on the FRESH (Focusing Resources on Effective School Health) frame work the essential package outlines 12 interventions from basic education to fuel efficient stoves that are necessary to improve the health and nutrition of school-age children. Basic education Food for Education Promotion of girls’ education Potable water and sanitary latrines Health, nutrition and hygiene… Read more

Deworming for health and development : report of the third global meeting of the partners for parasite control

The partners work towards delivering permanent relief from worm-induced disease for millions of poor people. The principal effort has been made against schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis but the PPC is ready to promote control of other worm-induced diseases according to national needs and priorities. Effective control measures have been developed and tested. The major challenge… Read more

Neurodevelopmental trajectory of HIV-infected children accessing care in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

OBJECTIVE:To assess the effect of HIV care (including highly active antiretroviral therapy if eligible) on neurodevelopment. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: Motor and mental development of 35 HIV-infected children (aged 18-71 months) was assessed at entry into care and after 6 and 12 months using age-appropriate tools. Developmental trajectory was compared with 35 HIV-uninfected, affected,… Read more

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