Photo ©2015 World Vision, Eugene Lee

The Need

Hunger and malnutrition have many complex causes, but a mother holding her starving child can’t wait for long-term solutions. She needs help now.

That’s where MANA comes in.

MANA is a crucial part of a protocol called Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM). This holistic approach to treating malnutrition addresses the underlying issues that typically cause a child to reach such a desperate state. CMAM involves weekly weight checks, nutritional education, and perhaps most importantly, allows a mother to feed her child at home using MANA.  It’s easy for a mother to open, easy for a child to eat, and as tasty as peanut butter. When treated with three packets a day for six weeks, more than 90% of children recover.

MANA Nutrition has produced enough RUTF to treat over two million kids worldwide. Check out some of their stories.

Nearly 20 MILLION children
under five suffer from
severe acute malnutrition.

Where We’ve Been

4 continents

45 countries

Over 2.5 Million
Children Helped

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