Renee Bach—a young American with a high school degree—said she had a calling from God to help children in Uganda. From 2010-2015, her nutrition center took on 940 severely malnourished children. 105 died. Bach, who performed many medical procedures herself, now faces a…

UNICEF and the World Food Programme provide food and nutrition aid to North Korean children—but a lack of funds, fueled by political tension and the US-led strategy of pressure and isolation of North Korea, have limited their reach. The country’s most vulnerable children…

World hunger has risen for 3 years straight even as obesity and overweight continue to climb across the board, according to a new WHO report with sobering implications for achieving the SDG of Zero Hunger by 2030. This year’s report added a new indicator for measuring…

The right mix of gut microbes could help the recovery of malnourished children—who often fail to thrive even after therapy, suggest 2 new studies published in Science.  

“It is not the time and place to be pessimistic,” says Jean Chrysostome Gody, director of the Central African Republic’s only pediatric hospital. His core contribution: As years of fighting left the country in tatters, Gody stayed behind and designed a program that just…

People in North Korea face “appalling” levels of hunger and have been driven to bribery to access health care, food, housing and jobs. Meanwhile, huge sums are devoted to the country’s military capabilities, including an army of some 1 million men and women, according to a…

Low birthweight takes an alarming toll worldwide, according to the first roundup of global progress on the problem.

Traditional Egyptian eating practices focus on seasonal ingredients, communal eating and avoiding waste—but a new set of habits is taking over, contributing to the scourge of stunting in the country. In this arid region rising food costs send Egyptians searching for cheaper…

Yemen’s unrelenting humanitarian crisis is putting unborn children and their mothers at risk, with more than a million pregnant and lactating women acutely malnourished. As medical specialists flee the country, overstretched hospitals are recruiting unlicensed new graduates…

No African country is on course to meet the UN’s 2030 deadline for ending malnutrition, found a robust study that sheds new light onto variations within countries.