Cost hampers drive to double number of children treated for starvation - hunger experts

September 22, 2016

A child suffering from severe hunger is up to nine times more likely to die from malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea, according to Saul Guerrero, director of nutrition for Action Against Hunger UK.

"The performance and impact of absolutely every intervention worldwide addressing malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea will be significantly enhanced if the children ... are simultaneously treated for severe acute malnutrition," he said from New York.