Tag Archives: acute malnutrition
Fighting malnutrition in Pakistan with innovation and hands-on learning
Zareena tending to her livestock. Photo: Khaula Jamil for Action Against Hunger, Pakistan Zareena is a small-scale entrepreneur and young mother in Sindh province, Pakistan. Like many members of their community, she and her husband struggled to provide a nutritious diet for their children. Although Pakistan is a major food producer, high poverty rates and […]
New Ways To Farm Bring Women New Reasons For Hope
Adhele overlooking her farm. Photo by: Peter Caton for Action Against Hunger, South Sudan. By: Susan Martinez “We can help prevent malnutrition in our children – this is our deepest wish,” says Adhele, a mother, farmer, and water committee member in South Sudan. Adhele, 35, knew something wasn’t right when her two-year-old son, Piol, stopped […]
How a Community Health Approach helped Nazanin Recover from Malnutrition
A healthcare worker assesses a child’s nutrition status using a MUAC band. Photo credit: Sandra Calligaro for Action Against Hunger, Afghanistan. Nazanin was 17 months old when her health took a rapid turn for the worse. She became feverish, stopped eating and suffered from frequent diarrhea. “I tried to give my daughter some medication I […]
Global Hunger is Increasing. This is why.
An Action Against Hunger nutrition expert assesses a child’s nutrition status. Peter Caton for Action Against Hunger, South Sudan. After steadily declining for a decade, global hunger is once again on the rise. Conflict, climate change, and inequality are driving millions into a state of severe food insecurity. The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened this alarming […]
Year in Photos 2020
A YEAR LIKE NO OTHER Words alone cannot describe a year like 2020, which brought immense losses while showing us the true meaning of resilience. Through a selection of powerful photographs, we tell the story of a year that challenged us like never before. Join us as we look back on the hardships we faced, […]
Malnutrition nearly separated them for good. Now twins Princess and Precious are looking forward to a healthy future.
Princess and Precious with their grandmother, Sabina. Photo: Joan Nduta for Action Against Hunger, Tanzania. Although twin sisters Princess and Precious Ferdinand were born only hours apart, their health was vastly different. Princess, the older twin, was born healthy and strong, whereas Precious was small and weak. The girls live in the village of Chisayu, […]