We fund projects which diagnose and treat children whose lives are in immediate danger because of severe hunger. The most serious form of hunger is called acute malnutrition, which causes millions of preventable child deaths each year. More than 70% of children treated are cured, but only 1 in 5 children affected are able to access the treatment they need. It does not have to be this way.
As a result, the government of Mali changed its national treatment policy, and the World Health Organisation made Community Health Workers a globally recommended practice.Read about the project
Co-ordinated global action is the most effective way to do this. We were a member of the No Wasted Lives Coalition and work with CORTASAM (Council for Research & Technical Advice on Acute Malnutrition) to advise us on the best projects to fund.
Goal 1 projects we’re supporting right now:
Testing whether community health workers can diagnose and treat malnourished children closer to home.
Training mothers to diagnose children with acute malnutrition so they can get the help they need.
Does a simplified, combined treatment for moderate and severe acute malnutrition work better than two separate treatment protocols?
what if treatment for severe acute malnutrition could move closer to home?