Our world is on the brink of change – change for the better. New policies, new ideas and new technology bring us ever closer to the end of poverty, disease and hunger each day. But with these rapid changes comes a deluge of information. So, beginning in 2012, we at the THP Blog will bring you a weekly wrap up of the world wide web of international development. Check out this week’s hot topics and let us know what news we missed.
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|January 10, 2012
|Malnutrition Widespread in Indian Children, Report Finds by Jim Yardley at The New York TimesRoughly 42 percent of all Indian children under age 5 suffer from malnutrition, finds a recent report by the Naandi Foundation. Read the NY Times coverage of nutritional developments in India.
|January 11, 2012
|Melinda Gates Answers Your Questions on the Impatient Optimists Blog of the Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationAt the beginning of January, New York Times Reporter and author of Half the Sky, Nicholas Kristof, put out a call to readers’ to submit questions for Gates Foundation co-founder, Melinda Gates, to be answered during her upcoming trip to Bangladesh. Read her answers here.
|January 12, 2012
|India Scores Major Victory in Battle to Eradicate Polio by Simon Denyer at the Washington PostYesterday, India reached a major milestone in the global battle against polio, recording a full year without a single new case. Learn how.
|January 13, 2012
|Announcing Dionne Warwick and Friends at World Hunger Day 2012! at Royal Albert Hall (pictured above)Monday, May 28 at Royal Albert Hall in London, THP-UK throws its biggest party of the year to raise awareness and funds for our programs around the world. Learn more and buy tickets now!
|January 14, 2012
|‘In 10 Years’ Time, Ghana May Not Require Any Aid At All’ by John Mulholland at The Guardian’s The ObserverGhana is one of Africa’s greatest successes – a stable and thriving country that is testament to the impact of aid. As pressure on these budgets grows, this article assesses the country’s amazing progress.