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Inside Afghanistan’s child malnutrition crisis

Dr Mohammed* works for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) at Boost Hospital in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan, where 400 severely malnourished children under five years of age are treated every month. Many of them are also suffering from worrying complications such as pneumonia,...

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Food assistance urgently needed as nutrition crisis grips southern Madagascar

People in southern Madagascar are experiencing an exceptionally acute food and nutrition crisis that is leaving thousands of children severely ill and pushing entire families into extreme poverty. Since March 2021, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) emergency teams have been setting up more and more...

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Food and nutrition crisis in Madagascar

Since the end of March, MSF teams have been responding to one of the worst food and nutrition crises ever experienced in southern Madagascar. Prior to deploying medical personnel, an exploratory team was sent to Amboasary district to conduct logistical...

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Yemen: Severe malnutrition on the rise among children in Abs, northern Yemen

Opinion by Muriel Boursier, MSF head of mission in Yemen Hamdi is not yet two years old, but this is already his second time as a patient at the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Abs hospital, in northern Yemen....

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Niger: Fifteen years treating malnutrition and malaria around the clock

Every year, the combination of ‘hunger gap’ and rainy season triggers a spike in rates of malnutrition and malaria in southern Niger – particularly from July to October. Since the large-scale food crisis of 2005, the prevention and treatment of childhood diseases...

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National Nutrition Week 2019

What is Severe Acute Malnutrition? Is obesity also a form of malnutrition? And where does India stand on the nutrition index? We take a closer look at these and other related issues, as India observes National Nutrition Week from 1st...

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National Nutrition Week: Frequently Asked Questions about Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM)

With 93 lakh children under the age of five affected by Severe Acute Malnutrition, India has the largest burden of severe malnutrition in the world. This National Nutrition Week (September 1-7, 2019) we’ll be addressing a few common queries about...

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Jharkhand: What motherhood taught me about malnutrition

Name : Designation : Subashini is from Jharkhand, where she works with MSF as a Community Health Educator to improve local communities’ understanding of health and nutrition. But it was her own experience as a young mother with a malnourished...

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Jharkhand: Fighting malnutrition alongside local communities

In Jharkhand, an Indian state known for its diverse tribal communities, the number of people that are malnourished is persistently higher than the national average. Since 2009, MSF has treated over 17,000 severely malnourished children in India using an innovative...

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