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Residents of Masiphumelele informal settlement in Cape Town gather to collect food parcels provided by One South Africa Movement representative. EFE-EPA/Nic Bothma

Making economic policy in South Africa in hard times: the role of human rights

It is becoming increasingly clear that South Africa’s policymakers can no longer ignore the country’s obligations in terms of international, regional and national human rights law.
Kenyan women march towards a restaurant after a female client was allegedly thrown out for breastfeeding and not covering up. Photo credit should read SIMON MAINA/AFP via Getty Images

Community initiative keeps Kenyan women breastfeeding exclusively for longer

Provision of breastfeeding support and information within the community can lead to a significant increase in exclusive breastfeeding rates.
Children receive biscuits and other foods from the Groundbreakers community feeding programme in Ocean View, Cape Town. EPA-EFE/Nic Bothma

South Africa faces mass hunger if efforts to offset impact of COVID-19 are eased

South Africans have experienced significant shocks to their livelihoods, and the threat of hunger presents a major concern for health, political and social stability.
Canada is ranked 37th of the 41 most wealthy nations in regards to child well-being and access to healthy food, according to UNICEF. (Shutterstock)

Federal budget pledges a Canadian school food program but recipe requires funding

A well-planned national school food progam in Canada could be a huge boost to children’s health outcomes, long-term healthcare spending and local agriculture and economies.
Food helps recharge your batteries. Shutterstock

Curious Kids: Why do we need food?

Just like a mobile phone, your body needs to be recharged every day. You need to eat food and drink water every day to keep your body going. Some foods are better than others at helping you stay well.

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