Advocacy

ADVOCACY

Fight Hunger Foundation strategic mission goals encompasses evidence based analysis of operations and services deliveries, strong operational presence in terms of technical knowledge exchange and influence policies through effective partnerships.

Baran Workshop

Media sensitization Workshop on Nutrition at Baran - 23rd November 2016

Workshop for Policy Makers in Bundi, Rajsthan - 23rd March 2017

Media Sensitization Workshop on Nutrition in Udaipur - 25th March 2017

Development Partner's Workshop on Nutrition - 29th April 2017

Media Sensitization Workshop on Nutrition at Jaisalmer - 27th May 2017

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INFORMATION
 

 

A child is acutely malnourished when his or her weight drops to such a low level that they are at risk of dying. Another term for acute malnutrition is "wasting", a word which perhaps better conveys what actually happens to a child with the condition, the body literally wastes away. India has the highest number of wasted child in the world, double that of all of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Fight Hunger Foundation will not stop until no child dies of hunger in India. We know how to treat and prevent malnutrition. So why do children in India continue to suffer and relapse into malnutrition? The reasons are numerous. We believe these are some of the reasons:

  • A lack of recognition of acute malnutrition as a leading cause of under five deaths
  • Inadequate infrastructure for facility-based management of nutrition to admit and treat severly acutely malnourished under-five children with complications
  • Lack of adequate detection of severe acute malnutrition and moderate malnutritoin in time for necessary treatment
  • Need to build capacity of front-line workers and deliver focussed nutritional training for all front-line health workers
  • Lack of community-based management for children suffering from severe acute malnutrition
  • Lack of awareness in communities around key factors such as providing children with a varied and balanced diet
  • Unsafe water and poor sanitation and hygiene in areas porne to water-borne diseases and contaminateion

Fight Hunger Foundation is calling on the government to:

1. Recognise severe acute malnutrition as a medical emergency

2. Improve and scale up detection and management of severe acute malnutrition

3. Allow adapted treatment at community level  (providing budget and guidelines for implementing Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition, known as CMAM)

4. Improving governance and nutrition surveillance

5. Committing and planning to reducing acute malnutrition

6. Taking preventive action to avert crises

We will not rest until severe acute malnutrition is eradicated in India. The one million children who die of severe acute malnutrition each year deserve to live.

 

 

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