ACDI/VOCA observes World Food Day This global world Meals Day, Oct. 16, the global community has very good news to celebrate. Latest agricultural and financial gains have pushed the true number of hungry people below 1 billion. That drop is usually a 9.6 % decline since this past year based on the U.N.’s Food and Agricultural Business . ACDI/VOCA President Carl Leonard released the next declaration in observance of Globe Food Day: ‘Renewed investments in agriculture and a recent concentrate on smallholder farmers, women farmers especially, are helping countries match food and nutrition needs,’ Leonard says.There is broad agreement that occupational medicine residency programs have already been gravely underfunded for an extended period of time, producing a shortage of residency qualified occupational medicine doctors, she said. In 2000, the Institute of Medicine observed that occupational medication needs more specialists with formal schooling. The spending budget proposal makes matters worse, increasing the funding gap, and raising the shortage of physicians. As the nation’s workplaces are more complex, occupational medicine physicians play an visible function in preventing illnesses and advertising wellness among workers increasingly, she said. ACOEM disputed promises from any office of Management and Spending budget that the meant goals of the ERC program have been met, contending that financing for teaching of occupational medicine doctors can be an ongoing need – no endpoint.