Health, Nutrition, and Population


Despite unprecedented advances in global health, citizens of the developing world continue to suffer from lack of access to high-quality, dependable medical treatment and the spread of preventable diseases. AKFC supports a broad range of health initiatives that enhance healthcare institutions and services, train and equip professionals with the skills to provide better quality care, and improve the health of both women and men – with special attention to maternal and child health.

urban food systems

Building an appetite for urban food systems

Africa has the highest rate of urban growth in the world. By 2030, half of its people are expected to live in cities, up from just over one-third in 2010. As cities grow, their ecological footprint also increases: urban sprawl consumes land and water available for agriculture, even as the pressure on food supplies increases.

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ChangingBehaviour inbrief 2015

Changing Behaviour to Ensure Better Health for Mothers and Children

Ensuring healthier lives, especially for women and children, begins at home. Women and children die every day of diseases such as diarrhea, which are easily preventable with better hygiene practices. But how can the health care community spur a change towards healthier practices? Changing traditional behaviours takes a lot of time, effort and contextual knowledge to be successful in any country.

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eHealth: Finding the Right Solutions for Local Needs

A growing number of practitioners are exploring eHealth – leveraging advances in communications technology to strengthen health systems across the globe. Aiming to promote improved health service provision, especially in difficult-to-access rural and remote communities, these innovations have resulted in a suite of programs from health messages delivered to mobile phones to video conferencing between doctors on different continents.

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HealthWorker inbrief 2015

Health Worker Training as a First Step towards Healthier Mothers and Children

The availability of qualified health professionals is central to the delivery of effective health care. From administrative support to medical specialists, every level of staff is key. But many developing and fragile states suffer from a lack of trained staff needed to build a coherent health system. 

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Early Human Development: Nutrition

Access to a nurturing environment, stimulation of the mind, and good nutrition throughout fetal development and childhood shape how an individual is able to learn and respond to future challenges.

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