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Reducing Child Mortality: Establishing Community-based Nutrition Services

  • Malnutrition is the leading cause of child mortality in the developing world. It is a significant cause of death in 50% of the 8 million deaths of children under 5 years old (the most vulnerable age group) each year.
  • A nutrition program is a critical component for effective child survival programs.
  • MFH collaborates with our in-country healthcare partners to initiate programs to assess and identify undernourished children; to increase access to food, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and anti-parasite medicines; and to prevent malnutrition through health/nutrition education.

Examples of Projects with Nutrition Components:

Nutrition Barahona


 Barahona, Dominican Republic



Nutrition Consuelo


 Consuelo, Dominican Republic



Nutrition Sibert Port-au-Prince


Sibert, Port-au-Prince, Haiti