Malnutrition in the News

The articles featured below include news about or mentioning malnutrition.

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No significant benefit from routine use of antibiotics for malnourished children

According to a recent MSF study, routine use of antibiotics to treat severe acute malnutrition has only a very small effect on the prospect of recovery. This research, which was conducted in Niger,...

08 Feb '16 | Antibiotics and Malnutrition | Niger

Humanitarian supplies reach remote areas of South Sudan

Food, vaccines, nutrition supplements and other vital supplies are finally being supplied to Akobo, Jonglei State (South Sudan), near the border with Ethiopia. Aid agencies have also set up emerge...

28 Mar '14 | Humanitarian Aid | South Sudan

Survey gives key insights into child nutrition and its effects (Sudan)

Data about child nutrition and its effects has been collected as part of the Sudan S3M survey, that took place across Sudan. This is providing valuable information about the difference in performan...

Nutrition situation in Gao

The nutrition crisis in Gao, Northern Mali is particularly affecting the vulnerable and children under the age of five years. Current high malnutrition rates are explained partly by the survey cove...

23 Jul '13 | Nutrition | Mali

Focus on reduction of child undernutrition and stunting

The Nutrition for Growth event in London on 8 Jun 2013 concentrated on reducing stunting and other effects of undernutrition worldwide. UNICEF pledged to continue its investment in strengthening nu...

08 Jun '13 | Child Undernutrition | International

Violence against children in northern Mali

Reports of children are being killed or injured by explosive devices, recruited into armed groups and subjected to sexual abuse including rape in northern Mali. Closure of most of the schools in th...

06 Jul '12 | Child Welfare | Mali

UNICEF reports on outlook for Horn of Africa

Despite recent improvements, the outlook for the Horn of Africa remains uncertain. It is estimated that at present more than 8 million people need emergency assistance. Children need adequate nutri...

11 Apr '12 | Famine | International

US $51M needed urgently for children in Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia

In any emergency, children are the most vulnerable. UNICEF is appealing for US$ 51 million to meet the rapidly growing humanitarian needs of children and families devastated by the post-election cr...

19 Mar '11 | Humanitarian Aid | Ivory Coast

UNICEF report on the situation of women and children in Zimbabwe

One in four children in Zimbabwe has lost one or both parents due to HIV and other causes. These children are being looked after by extended families and are among the 100,000 child headed househol...

18 Mar '11 | Zimbabwe

WFP and UNICEF scale up nutrition to fight child stunting in Southern and Eastern Africa

Stunting (low height for age) indicates nutritional deprivation early in life, from conception up to two years of age. Unlike underweight, which is a composite of both stunting and wasting (low wei...

18 Jan '11 | Nutrition | Africa

Continued efforts against child malnutrition in Niger

The prevalence of global acute malnutrition (GAM) among children under five years of age in Niger decreased from 16.7% to 15.5% between June and November 2010, but it remains above the emergency th...

28 Dec '10 | Malnutrition | Niger

Treatment and prevention to break the cycle of malnutrition in Niger

In addition to providing treatment for children with severe malnutrition, MSF is distributing ready-to-use supplementary food to over 143,000 children. These products, containing milk, minerals and...

08 Sep '10 | Malnutrition | Niger

One year after cyclone, Myanmar on hard road to recovery

01 May '09 | Cyclone recovery | Myanmar

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