Patiente Ngangu, MSF nurse
More than 224 million children around the world last year suffered from malnutrition. It is the underlying contributing factor in nearly half of the deaths of children under five years of age.

Malnutrition can lead to a weakened immune system meaning children are more vulnerable to disease. These diseases can lead to further malnutrition, creating a vicious cycle of malnutrition and disease.

MSF first introduced specific therapeutic foods to treat malnutrition on a large scale as long ago as 2005, which has been widely used since; but access to specific and necessary nutrition remains one of the major challenges in reducing child mortality, especially in conflict-affected countries, where they are most vulnerable.

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“Treating children as quickly, and as close to home, as possible”

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“If this is the better option, the other must have been a living hell”

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Immediate action needed to avert massive public health disaster

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Cholera outbreak in Yemen
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Crisis update – July 2017

Project Update 3 Aug 2017
 
Malnutrition in Pakistan
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“I suddenly found myself treating my own premature triplets”

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Displaced in Borno state
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On the move and unable to move because of conflict

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