Our Mandate

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Action Against Hunger is an Indian not-for-profit which promotes community-based approaches for the management of acute malnutrition. Severe acute malnutrition, the most serious form of hunger, is deadly if left untreated and threatens millions of lives each year. For young children, the consequences of acute malnutrition are particularly severe and reach far into the future. We detect, treat and prevent acute malnutrition in children so they can regain their health and fulfil their potential.

Action Against Hunger is dedicated to the treatment and prevention of malnutrition in urban and rural areas in three areas of India: RajasthanMadhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Our approach is to identify and correctly diagnose the most affected children, and treat them using therapeutic food and micronutrients. Locally-trained community workers then follow up with home visits to ensure children do not return to an under nourished state. Pregnant women and young mothers are educated on the importance of varied nutrition, based on local product availability and affordable local items. We also undertake awareness-raising campaigns in communities to create an understanding of undernutrition and promote the implementation of nutrition policies at local and national government levels.

Action Against Hunger’s goal is to reach 1 million children and mothers by 2018.


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