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More than 30 international development organizations, including CRS, have released a joint statement supporting the Global Food Security Act of 2013, which will be introduced in Congress by Representatives Betty McCollum (MN-4), Aaron Schock (IL-18) and James McGovern (MA-2).
NEW YORK, June 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --The Canadian Government signed a CDN$29 million (US$29.2 million) grant today with Helen Keller International (HKI) to drive further reductions in child mortality in 13 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The three-year grant is evidence of Canada's commitment to achieving the Millennium Development Goal for child survival and continues their consistent investments that have positioned vitamin A supplementation as a central pillar of child survival programming.
NEW YORK, June 8, 2013 - The Canadian government announced the signing of a CDN$15 million (US$14.75 million) grant today with Helen Keller International (HKI) to scale up its flagship Enhanced Homestead Food Production program in four countries in Africa south of the Sahara. This will build on HKI's partnership with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) to ensure cutting-edge impact evaluation and operations research.
ACF International, Save the Children, Helen Keller International, International Medical Corps, Valid International, Concern and the International Center for Research on Women call on the Director General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan, to support further involvement of WHO in the preparation of the International Conference on Nutrition +21. Twenty one year after the first major international event on nutrition, this event should be considered as a unique opportunity to reaffirm the critical role of the health sector in the fight against undernutrition.