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Mother and Child Malnutrition - Action Against Hunger

In Mpwapwa, mothers play a crucial role in tackling child malnutrition

Ester’s son, Grayson, has recovered from moderate acute malnutrition. “When my son was ill, he would just lie there, not moving. The sun could come, the rain could come. He wouldn’t move. He would just lie there.” Ester had no idea that her son, Grayson, was sick. “I had never heard of malnutrition,” the 24-year […]

Women in Science - Action Against Hunger

Celebrating Women in Science

Women in Science: A doctor at Kananbakache health centre, Niger February 11th, 2020 is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. It’s an important one for us, because we know dedication and innovation are key to ending hunger once and for all, and we can’t innovate without the full and equal access and participation […]

Acute malnutrition treatment - Global Organizations

Make the Global Action Plan on Wasting about ACTION

Humanitarian Leaders call for a Transformation in Acute Malnutrition Treatment Acute malnutrition is a major global public health threat. At least 50 million children under five suffer from acute malnutrition (an extreme loss of weight that impairs health), and nearly 50% of under five deaths are driven by malnutrition. Acute malnutrition has been – and […]

World Food Day 2019 - Facts About Malnutrition

Did you know? 10 facts about malnutrition: World Food Day 2019

October 16th marks World Food Day. Action Against Hunger is determined to achieve zero hunger. Even as we celebrate the tremendous efforts of our supporters, partners, and communities around the world, we urge action and a renewed commitment from global leaders. Undernutrition is the single greatest threat to a child’s survival. An estimated 155 million […]

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Meet our Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon run crew!

The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is quickly approaching! If you live in the area or are planning to be in town, we invite you to join us on Sunday, October 20th, 2019 to run, sponsor or cheer on our run crew! Even if you aren’t going to be in the Toronto area at that time […]

Drought Threatens Communities Where Cows Are Currency

Each day, Garbicha and his oldest son walk with their cows for hours to find food and water. Photo by Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger. As Ethiopia suffers its second severe drought in the last three years, 3.5 million of the country’s children suffer from life-threatening malnutrition. Action Against Hunger is working with herding […]