Malnutrition is More than Just Hunger

November 26, 2013By WV AdvocacyFood and Nutrition No Comments

“Nutrition is a desperately neglected aspect of maternal, newborn, and child health. The reasons for this neglect are understandable but not justifiable.” – Professor Robert Black This was the announcement that caught the attention of the maternal health community last week at an international conference.   At Beyond 5 we focus on the five things we know will improve … Read More

Closing the Gap in Afghanistan

October 24, 2013By WV AdvocacyFood and Nutrition, Healthy Moms and Kids 1 Comment

Recently, World Vision Afghanistan won an award for helping to save the lives of children. Afghanistan has one of the highest under-five child mortality rates, yet has demonstrated excellence in supporting the country’s  efforts to reduce infant mortality through the World Health Organization’s Baby – Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), which includes education on breastfeeding, caring for … Read More

Learn Interactively about Hunger

October 15, 2013By WV AdvocacyFood and Nutrition No Comments

Yesterday, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) released the 2013 Global Hunger Index. This annual report shows hunger at the regional, national and global levels. You can see the progress that has been made and where there is still work to be done. Hunger and malnutrition are responsible for nearly half of preventable under … Read More

The Hunger Conversation

June 27, 2013By WV AdvocacyFood and Nutrition, Making History 2 Comments

Thank you! Last month you added your name to the hunger conversation and we delivered it to the White House.  We now know that nearly half of preventable deaths of children under 5 are due to hunger and malnutrition. By signing Beyond 5’s petition, you helped play a role in the United States addressing these … Read More

A Letter From Pakistan

June 6, 2013By WV AdvocacyFood and Nutrition No Comments

A 13-year-boy from Pakistan wrote a letter to the Canadian Prime minister, in which he describes his life and how he feels when he does not have any food to eat. He also urged the Canadian Prime Minister to eradicate hunger from Pakistan and from the whole world.  Canada is a G8 country, as is … Read More