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Nutrition

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.

Nico: The Story of One Child’s Survival in D.R. Congo

Nico, a young boy from a small village in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), was too weak to walk and drifted in and out of consciousness when his mother Mboyito Masola rushed him to the nearest hospital to be treated for severe acute malnutrition.

After six weeks of treatment, Nico was still unable to move and Mboyito feared the worst, “I told the doctor to be honest with me if he thought Nico would die,” she said.

The Essential: Nutrition & Health: The key to understand Nutrition & Health, and ACF position (French)

The aim of this internal document is to provide a better understanding of the issues and technical breakthroughs in the domain of nutrition and health and also to clarify the positions of ACF regarding Nutrition and Health. 

Our Impact in 2012

In this season of holiday cheer, I’m happy to report that your support has helped millions of people this year. We’ve reached more than 7 million individuals in 40+ countries with lifesaving, life-changing interventions and we absolutely, unequivocally couldn’t have done that without you.

Here is just a snapshot of some of your money at work:

#GivingTuesday: A Mother and Child's Health

Today the nonprofit community launches its first-ever #GivingTuesday. Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is a movement intended to open the holiday season on a philanthropic note. Go to www.givingtuesday.org to learn more and get involved. Making a gift to Action Against Hunger is a great way to kick off the season in the true spirit of the holidays!

Action Against Hunger Kenya Takes Nutrition Work to Next Level

Huyen Tran, Action Against Hunger’s Country Program Coordinator in Kenya, participated this week in a groundbreaking nutrition symposium. In a Q&A with me, she reveals how the results of the gathering will impact the country’s humanitarian interventions for years to come.

Elisabeth Rapport (ER): The first-ever Kenya Nutrition Symposium was held this week. Describe the significance of this event for the humanitarian community in Kenya, and for Action Against Hunger specifically.

Weight Watchers Lose for Good Campaign Reaches Million Dollar Goal

Weight Watchers® announced last week that it will donate $1 million  to Action Against Hunger and Share Our Strength® through its fifth annual Lose For Good® campaign. Each year, the Lose For Good campaign invites Weight Watchers members and Weight Watchers Online subscribers to lose weight, and donates up to $1 million to Action Against Hunger and Share Our Strength. 

Facing the Facts on World Food Day: Scarcity Isn’t the Problem

This piece is also available in its entirety on The Huffington Post.

It's a good thing you're reading this piece electronically - if you had a hard copy, chances are it'd now be accessorized by a coffee ring and crumbs from your breakfast. I wouldn't mind, though. You might take a moment to feel extra appreciative of that spoonful of cereal as today is World Food Day.

Sowing the Seeds of a Better Future in D.R. Congo

On World Food Day, we want to take a moment to highlight an amazing example of a community coming together and rising above the difficulties it faces. The town of Masi Manimba is 250 miles from the capital city of Kinshasa in the DRC, and until recently, acute malnutrition was rampant throughout the town. British aid agency DFID sent an Action Against Hunger emergency team to work in the region for three months, and our team stayed on an additional 8 months.

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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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