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: