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ACF-Kenya, S. Hauenstein Swan
ACF-Kenya, S. Hauenstein Swan

Action Against Hunger’s international network produces a variety of published works from context analysis and regional assessments to community surveys and field reports.

Recent Publications

June, 2013

Is community-based treatment of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) at scale capable of meeting global needs? This report, the first in a three part series, offers a comparative assessment of the performance and effectiveness of the model during distinct periods: when the majority of community-based treatment were administered by NGOs, and when community-based treatment programmes were integrated by ministries of health into regular health services. For each period, three components of the community-based treatment model are assessed: the capacity of treatment services to successfully cure SAM cases, their capacity to reach the highest proportion of the affected population, and their cost-effectiveness. 

June, 2013

Is community-based treatment of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) at scale capable of meeting global needs? This report, the first in a three part series, offers a comparative assessment of the performance and effectiveness of the model during distinct periods: when the majority of community-based treatment were administered by NGOs, and when community-based treatment programmes were integrated by ministries of health into regular health services. For each period, three components of the community-based treatment model are assessed: the capacity of treatment services to successfully cure SAM cases, their capacity to reach the highest proportion of the affected population, and their cost-effectiveness. 

February, 2013

2013 will be a critical year in the scaling-up of nutrition investments. Compared to the scale of the problem, current investments in proven nutrition interventions remain inadequate and new strategies to increase donors commitments and raise additional funds are required to ensure the needs of millions of children are met. In this context, we feel urgent to mobilize further research on the development of innovative financing mechanisms for nutrition. 

Key messages

  • The countries actively involved in the fight against undernutrition, donors and Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) countries, should further investigate innovative solutions to raise funds. The SUN movement’s current work on increasing resource mobilization could be an ideal occasion to integrate innovative financing mechanisms for nutrition as a strategic objective.
  • The UK Presidency of G8 2013 and all actors committed to make nutrition a priority should developinnovative financing solutions to provide the scale of funding required to support nutrition, with a specific focus on acute malnutrition interventions.
  • The terms of reference of the new “Innovative Facility for Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition” shouldtake into account nutrition issues and create the conditions for the design and operationalization of innovative financing mechanisms for specific nutrition interventions.
  • Governments that are planning to set up FTTs in 2013 must increase their contribution to development and integrate nutrition as a priority sector.
January, 2013

Action Against Hunger’s global magazine, Hunger Matters, delivers perspectives from the front lines of humanitarian action and the race to end deadly malnutrition. Thematically organized around “access to good nutrition,” this edition of Hunger Matters explores new approaches to helping the most vulnerable access the resources they need to ensure healthy lives for their families and communities. As Archbishop Desmond Tutu reminds us in this edition’s foreward, “Never before has the world had such abundant resources of money, knowledge and food. And yet hunger continues to ravage the lives of millions of people.”

December, 2012

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