Stories: Food

  • Childhood Malnutrition in India

    Today’s post is number three in the run-up to my International Reporting Project trip to India where I will be part of a team of 10 journalists covering the topic of child survival. First, I addressed Infectious Diseases, then Vaccinations. Today, we will look at Malnutrition. What is the state of malnutrition in India? How has scientific understanding of...

  • India Battles Malnutrition With Local Product

    Inside a small shack in Mumbai’s largest slum, Dr. Evelet Sequeira struggles to coax a 3-year-old girl onto a baby scale. Sequeira is with a local aid organization called SNEHA that wants to know how many children in the slum have slipped from a stage of moderate malnutrition to what’s known as severe acute malnutrition. &ldquo...

  • Hungry for Change

    The Last Hunger Season by Roger Thurow is the story of a group of Kenyan farmers working to transcend lives of dire poverty and hunger. It highlights the challenges, and necessity, of transforming African agriculture. Much of Africa’s agricultural technology has lagged behind that of the rest of the world, but with the right seeds, fertilizer, and...

  • Saving Kenyan Lives

    Gordon Okal Owera is a 26-year-old teacher from a small village in Kenya. We visited him last week with the woman who saved his life. It is not an exaggeration; Pamela cajoled, bullied and persuaded him that life is worth fighting for. When Gordon started feeling unwell in autumn 2011, he thought he had just been working too hard. A school...

  • Hungry, Kenya Fights AIDS

    “HIV is a national disaster.” These are the words of Dr. Bashir M. Issak, director of the Reproductive Health Division of the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation in Kenya. He is referring to the deadliest periods of AIDS in the country and in the world, such as in 1999. As a microcosm of Africa, a panoramic of the...