Malnutrition in Sahel

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A child tested for malnutrition at the community test on malnutrition in Yeguil, Kanem region, Chad. One of the key elements to tackle malnutrition is the community level screening of under five children.

Stories from the field

The stories from Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger of the series "Malnutrition in the Sahel" demonstrate that we know what needs to be done in the fight against child malnutrition in the Sahel, we know how to do it, and we know that it works.

The challenge now is to deliver these interventions on a national scale so that no child in the Sahel is denied the right to nutrition and life.

The time for complacency is over.

This is the time to act.

Maina, the nurse who fights malnutrition in the Chadian desert

Amidst severe food crisis, health and nutrition centres support children in Chad

In Chad, 102,000 severely malnourished children in need of life-saving care

Severe food shortages in western Chad lead to rising malnutrition in children

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It's time to act
Rolling back malnutrition

Inoussa's path to recover from severe malnutrition

Bitter seeds: Addressing the most recent nutrition crisis in Niger

Expecting nearly 400,000 cases, partners work to treat severe acute malnutrition in Niger

In Niger, the chief who predicted the food crisis

Rising food prices in Mali escalates undernutrition amongst children

Mali: promoting exclusive breastfeeding in "baby-friendly" maternities

Mauritania: promoting complementary feeding for young children

Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso: educate girls to prevent malnutrition



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