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Acute Malnutrition: A Preventable Pandemic

January, 2009

Acute malnutrition, a devastating disease of epidemic proportions, affects some 55 million children with moderate acute malnutrition, 19 million of whom are afflicted with severe acute malnutrition—the most dangerous type of hunger. Each year, at least 3.5 million of these children die because they lack access to treatment even though these deaths are entirely preventable. Read more about this disease and Action Against Hunger’s proven approach to addressing its symptoms and underlying causes.

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