By Seamus Murphy, VII Magazine Chagas disease is Latin America’s deadliest parasitic disease, affecting 10 million people worldwide. The disease spread by the bite of the so-called “kissing bug,” Chagas can lie undetected for years before it causes severe heart and gastrointestinal problem that can ultimately kill those who do not receive treatment. Only two [...]
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Jon Meacham speaks with the Reverend David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, about how our domestic farm policy may be harming malnourished children in the developing world.
Need to Know, in partnership with the photo agency VII, travels to countries hard hit by childhood malnutrition. It’s a crisis that is being called a silent epidemic and it affects a staggering 195 million children around the world.
An estimated 195 million children worldwide suffer from the effects of malnutrition, according to Doctors Without Borders, with 90 percent of those children living in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Doctors Without Borders teamed with photojournalists from VII to explore these issues in a series of vivid images and interviews.