Africa - Treat an acutely malnourished child

As many as 6 million children across East Africa are struggling with acute malnutrition as a result of an ongoing hunger crisis. Acute malnutrition occurs when a child experiences a dramatic decrease in energy and nutrients over a short period of time. Malnutrition greatly increases the risk of children dying from common childhood diseases. If they don’t receive treatment children who suffer from moderate acute malnutrition are 2.5 times more likely to die than a well-nourished child. If the malnutrition is severe, they are nine times more likely to die. Help provide malnourished children with supplementary and therapeutic food to prevent death by starvation. 

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