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Action Against Hunger’s methods for identifying and rescuing populations afflicted with acute malnutrition are internationally renowned, having pioneered revolutionary nutrition products and field tested treatment protocols that have become industry standards.

From rural mountain villages to the confines of refugee camps to ethnically divided cities, Action Against Hunger treats and prevents malnutrition in over 40 countries around the world. Our programs are launched most often during times of crisis and focus on the most vulnerable, including young children and women who are pregnant or nursing.

Trending: Momentum Builds to End Undernutrition for Good

Prior to this week’s G8 meeting in Northern Ireland, which took on a variety of international issues, G8 governments and many others have taken on an issue that’s critically important to us at Action Against Hunger and to people all around the world—undernutrition.

Cash for Communities in Northern Nigeria: Grants for At-Risk Groups

Though Nigeria is one of the wealthiest nations in Africa, it also has one of the highest rates of childhood malnutrition. In northern Nigeria, low household income, volatile food prices, and recurring annual food shortages have left an estimated 800,000 children at risk of severe malnutrition.

Cholera Operational Positioning Paper

Cholera is a highly contagious yet easily preventable and treatable disease leading to around 120,000 deaths a year. It disproportionately affects immuno-compromised individuals, such as those suffering from under-nutrition. Thus, ACF is mandated to respond to cholera outbreaks. This paper aims at clarifying the nature of ACF intervention and their objectives. 

Celebrating Moms in Afghanistan for Mother’s Day

Action Against Hunger loves moms. Our expert field staff understands that a mother’s health and well-being can affect the health of her children, and even her whole community. That’s why so many of our programs focus on treating, educating, and empowering mothers, so they can become healthy themselves and help their families thrive. In honor of Mother’s Day, we are sharing the story of two moms who benefitted from our efforts in Afghanistan.

Maureen Gallagher

Maureen Gallagher
Maureen Gallagher

Maureen Gallagher brings more than a decade of project management experience in international relief and development to her current role as Senior Nutrition Advisor for Action Against Hunger. Her expertise spans grassroots development, disaster relief operations, participatory assessments, program design and proposal writing, and the implementation and evaluation of projects. Ms. Gallagher’s work has covered a variety of program sectors, including public health, nutrition, agriculture and natural resource management.

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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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