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Malnutrition

Backed by MSF’s medical experience, our objective is to get governments to expand treatment of acute malnutrition and to include special food in all food aid for young children so they get the essential nutrients to fend off malnutrition.

13. October 2011
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FOOD AID

Food Aid System Continues to Fail Malnourished Children

Despite some recent gains in the fight against childhood malnutrition, the global food aid system largely continues to provide substandard foods to millions of malnourished children every year.

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Kenya 2011 © Brendan Bannon

 

Malnutrition: The Issues

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Learn about the issues MSF & others confront in the treatment and prevention of childhood malnutrition.

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MSF & Malnutrition

India 2010 © Stephanie Sinclair/ VII

An overview of the various contexts where MSF is working to address malnutrition across developing countries.

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Malnutrition Facts

In 2009, MSF medical teams treated 250,000 children suffering from acute malnutrition in 116 programmes in 34 countries

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