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Disease survival mothers - Action Against Hunger

Mothers Fight the “Disease With No Name” in Tanzania

In Tanzania, we help to improve maternal and child nutrition for more than 211,000 children and adolescent mothers in four rural districts. We are scaling up proven interventions: providing micronutrient supplements, treating acute malnutrition in communities and at health centres, and fostering mother-to-mother support groups, thereby laying the foundation for children to achieve their full […]

Forms of Malnutrition - Action Against Hunger Canada

Rodrick’s Road to Recovery in Tanzania

Rehema persuaded Rodrick’s father to let her take her grandson. Photo by Elphas Ngugi for Action Against Hunger, Tanzania. Rehema fought hard for her grandson. In fact, she fought hard for all six of the children under her care. Four years ago, her daughter, Furaha, gave birth to a son, Rodrick. Soon after, she and […]

Locust Swarm East Africa - Action Against Hunger Canada

13 million face hunger crisis, as locusts swarm East Africa

Locusts devour crops, hitting vulnerable families the hardest. Photo by: Sven Torfinn, FAO. For months last year, no rain fell – few crops were planted. Families across East Africa did what they could to survive, despite food and water shortages. Then, suddenly, the rains came all at once, in floods that swept away harvests and […]

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 […]