A child dies every six seconds from
malnutrition-related causes...


  • A child becomes acutely malnourished and the mother must leave what little livelihood she has – typically farming – to take the child to the nearest hospital.
  • Long walks give way to crowded waits in makeshift centers. If admitted, she remains as the caregiver in a crowded malnutrition ward, which is often a room with rows of straw mats, as the child is treated.
  • Disease is transmitted easily among the weakened children in the ward.
  • And, if the child survives, he or she often returns home to find that his or her family have sunken into a deeper level of crisis.
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What is MANA? And what is RUTF, for that matter?