Community based Management of Acute Malnutrition in Govandi, Mumbai

07 December 2015

estimated 1,46,000 children within the city of Mumbai are acutely under nourished (too thin for their height) of which 36,000 children suffer from Severe Acute Malnutrition and are at 9 times the risk of dying compared to a normal child. Less than 1% of children with Severe Acute Malnutrition have access to appropriate treatment.

2098 lives saved from Severe Acute Malnutrition

10 November 2015

Action Against Hunger’s objective is to contribute to the reduction of acute malnutrition related mortality and morbidity in children up to five years of age. We have been conducting integrated programs on nutrition and care practices in 149 villages in Khaknar block in Burhanpur district of Madhya Pradesh and are soon expanding to cover five other districts-  Dhar, Panna, Sheopur, Umariya and Singroli.

Pledge for a Hunger Free India on World Food Day

16 October 2015

16th October 2015 is World Food Day and is celebrated every year in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945, and is celebrated widely by other organisations concerned with food security, including the World Food Programme and the International Fund for Agricultural Development.

Mumbai Smiles: training Balwadi teachers

04 September 2015

Creating a Hunger Free India involves more than just detection and treatment of malnourished children.

Rajkumari's Story

06 August 2015

10 months old Rajkumari Shariya could hardly whimper as we placed her on a weighing scale, to detect if she was acutely malnourished. We did not wait to see the measurement, as it was evident that this little girl was an emergency case and was severely malnourished. Her weight was far less than average and one could see the pain in her eyes, due to her inability to swallow food. If not treated immediately, she was in danger of not surviving.

Govandi slum survey

06 August 2015

Bharti, the 3-year-old daughter of Ramesh, a Rickshaw driver, smiled as we held her hand to measure her weight and height, as a part of our survey to detect acute malnutrition. To our dismay, her weight was 40% less than the standard weight for girls her age. Ramesh and his wife, not aware of the threat of malnutrition, thought she would put on weight as she grew older.