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PLoS Medicine Issue Image | Vol. 4(10) October 2007

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Three Ounces of Rice: PLoS Collection on Poverty.

"In my hands are three ounces of rice," says Kris Litman, who took this photo (see http://www.flickr.com/photos/krislitman/493626935/). "The average person living in chronic hunger receives only this amount of food...daily." We chose the image to highlight this month's special collection of articles exploring the link between poverty, health, and human development. Hunger is a recurring theme of the collection. A research article (Weiser et al. e260) reports an association between food insufficiency and high-risk sexual behavior in women in Botswana and Swaziland. And in this month's debate (Yamey et al. e303), in which we asked 30 people worldwide the question, '"Which single intervention would do the most to improve the health of those living on less than $1 a day?", several interviewees answered "hunger alleviation."

Image Credit: "Give us this day.." by Mr. Kris at Flickr.com

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Three Ounces of Rice: PLoS Collection on Poverty.

"In my hands are three ounces of rice," says Kris Litman, who took this photo (see http://www.flickr.com/photos/krislitman/493626935/). "The average person living in chronic hunger receives only this amount of food...daily." We chose the image to highlight this month's special collection of articles exploring the link between poverty, health, and human development. Hunger is a recurring theme of the collection. A research article (Weiser et al. e260) reports an association between food insufficiency and high-risk sexual behavior in women in Botswana and Swaziland. And in this month's debate (Yamey et al. e303), in which we asked 30 people worldwide the question, '"Which single intervention would do the most to improve the health of those living on less than $1 a day?", several interviewees answered "hunger alleviation."

Image Credit: "Give us this day.." by Mr. Kris at Flickr.com

https://doi.org/10.1371/image.pmed.v04.i10.g001