Dr. Helene Gayle, President and CEO of CARE International, has served in global health and development for much of her life. Yet, she began her keynote address by noting that she has learned more about nutrition since leaving the medical profession, than while she was a practicing physician.
In response to the Obama administration’s plans to overhaul the nation’s international food aid program, which provides food to disaster-stricken regions, Congress this week began laying the groundwork for its own changes.
"My daughter returns from far away, a true miracle," repeats Adama Issaka without ceasing. She caresses and holds her daughter Firdaoussou tightly. They look each other in the eyes for a long time then both break out in laughter.
There's a war of words underway over a proposal to change the way that food aid is administered.
A White House plan to modernize the major U.S.
Tucked away in the President’s proposal is an effort to reform international food aid. Advocates say the changes will improve food aid effectiveness, save more lives, and make federal expenditures more efficient.