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Nan Dale
Nan Dale was most recently senior adviser at Action Against Hunger, an international NGO that provides innovative solutions to world hunger while helping communities become self-sufficient. She joined Action Against Hunger in 2007, and served as CEO until mid 2014. In her distinguished career in international public health, child welfare, and juvenile justice, she has served as President and CEO of Helen Keller International, a worldwide agency devoted to the prevention of malnutrition and the elimination of preventable blindness, and, for 22 years, at The Children’s Village, a multi-service agency for children, adolescents and families located in New York.

Entries by Nan Dale

Preventing Malnutrition, One Child at a Time

(1) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 12:31 PM

Long before I joined Action Against Hunger and became fervently committed to ending childhood malnutrition, I had a "nutrition incident." What happened undoubtedly shaped my future approach to the work I do today.

In 2004, I was working in Ghana and had to get to Sierra Leone. On the...

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Nelson Mandela: Reflections on a Life Well-Lived

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2013 | 11:29 PM

This week I join the world in mourning the loss of Nelson Mandela, a man who served as the conscience of the world, a job he never sought. He made the transition from revolutionary to statesman seem natural with an amazing combination of strength and grace. Mandela changed the course...

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Facing the Facts on World Food Day: Scarcity Isn't the Problem

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2012 | 3:47 PM

It's a good thing you're reading this piece electronically, because if you had a hard copy chances are it'd now be accessorized by a coffee ring and crumbs from your breakfast. I wouldn't mind, though. You might take a moment to feel extra appreciative of that spoonful of cereal as...

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First Things First: Prioritizing Efforts to End Deadly Hunger

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2011 | 5:55 PM

My father had a passion for proverbs -- he used a lot of them in his everyday conversations. As a child, I regularly heard him say such things as "ignorance is bliss," "laughter is the best medicine" and "first things first," and swore I would never use such trite and...

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Leveraging Short-Term Relief for Long-Term Gains in Garbatulla, Kenya

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2011 | 12:20 PM

As my plane began its descent into the Jomo Kenyatta International in Nairobi, Kenya last week, my attention vied between the urban city I saw through my porthole and the photograph lying on my lap: the image of a vast arid land, littered with the carcasses of livestock that couldn't...

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