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Alarming outbreak of cholera in the Central African Republic begins to subside

Cholera is an acute intestinal infection, linked to consuming contaminated drinking water or food, that causes severe diarrhoea and vomiting. Young children are especially vulnerable to death from dehydration. But with proper treatment, the death rate can be reduced to 1 per cent.

UNICEF And The European Union Combat Malnutrition In Drought-stricken Uganda

"To tackle this critical problem, the European Union humanitarian aid department (ECHO), UNICEF and Action Against Hunger are working hand-in-hand with Uganda’s Ministry of Health, referral hospitals, health centres, and communities to integrate the treatment and prevention of malnutrition into routine health services."

UNICEF receives 3 million Euros from ECHO to fight child malnutrition in Northern Nigeria

"This expansion has been possible through the support of ECHO, the humanitarian aid agency of the European Union. CMAM field work is implemented directly by respective state governments in partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)-France, Save the Children UK, and Action Against Hunger (ACF)-US."

UNICEF supports Strategic Nutrition Framework for cholera response in Haiti

"The Ministry of Health (MSPP) with technical support from UNICEF has launched the Strategic Nutrition Framework for Cholera Response in Haiti. Several other partners such as WHO, WFP, Fondefh, Action Against Hunger and AVSI are also participating in this effort."

UNICEF expands response to cholera outbreak in Haiti with supply distributions to communities and health centres

"UNICEF, along with other UN agencies and partners Action Contre la Faim (ACF), ACTED and Zanmi lasante, is supporting the Ministry of Health and DINEPA in providing medical and water sanitation supplies, including water purification chemicals, antibiotics, and oral rehydration salts."

UNICEF is distributing medical and sanitation supplies in Artibonite, Haiti where cases of acute diarrhea are reported

"UNICEF, with its partners on the ground in the Saint-Marc region, is distributing available supplies including water purification chemicals, antibiotics, diarrheal disease kits and oral rehydration salts, with more supplies being dispatched. UNICEF is on standby for possible additional deployment to support the Ministry of Health along with partners Action Contre la Faim (ACF), ACTED and Zanmi lasante."

Syrian children sing their way to better health and hygiene

“'We are trying to teach a new approach [to hygiene], to find new dynamics that can catch the attention of the kids,' said Beatriz Garcia, Head of Project for the non-governmental organization Action Against Hunger. 'And the kids seem to enjoy the workshop, the songs, the plays.' Health workshops such as the ones run by Action Against Hunger are a critical part of the support that UNICEF and the European Union provide to the Syrian education system as it responds to the influx of Iraqi refugees."

World Water Week: Rebuilding sanitation facilities in Haiti

"The sanitation services in this camp are managed by Action Contre la Faim (ACF), with UNICEF's support. Two days after the earthquake, the water and sanitation system in Champ de Mars was launched. The response was agile because UNICEF and ACF were already working in Haiti before the earthquake. To date, ACF has installed 400 portable latrines in Champ de Mars."

Simple Responses to Child Mortality Make a Dramatic Difference in DR Congo

““We try to reinforce [local capacity] to treat and prevent malnutrition,” explained Abel Nimpojeje, a nutritionist with the non-governmental organization Action Contre la Faim, which is rolling out services in 27 health clinics in the province.”

About Action Against Hunger | ACF International

Action Against Hunger is internationally recognized as a leader in the fight against global malnutrition. Action Against Hunger works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With over 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, Action Against Hunger runs life-saving programs in some 40 countries benefiting 5 million people each year.

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