Fight Hunger Foundation
Focus: Health, Children and Youth
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THE Foundation have teamed up with national and international partners who collectively wish to put an end to infant deaths due to malnutrition. They call on governments both in India and across the world, urging them to take action and prioritise the fight against this preventable malaise and save the lives of millions of children that die of hunger every year. FHF believe that with strong political initiatives, a world that is free from child deaths due to malnutrition is possible.
FHF work closely with community health workers towards improving the standards of malnutrition management and detecting its onset. They interact with staff in hospitals and in their nutrition rehabilitation centres and train them to administer effective treatment. The Foundation has not only helped reduce the percentage of malnourished children, but has also provided adequate training and education to families to help them understand the early signs of malnutrition and its prevention.
THE fight against hunger can only be won by adopting proven methods of treatment and providing quality healthcare at both the family and community level. This is what FHF strive to achieve – to raise awareness and educate families on the need for improved infant and child feeding practices, along with psychosocial care and support for both the parent and offspring. This approach takes into cognisance the well-known proverb: ‘prevention is better than cure’.
Rajasthan gave a fantastic model of Community based Management of Acute Malnutrition and Action Against Hunger/ Fight Hunger Foundation have to be credited for that. As a result now Rajasthan is planning for Phase 2 with 16,500 children in 20 districts.
They (Action Against Hunger & Fight Hunger Foundation) are locally grounded and globally connected. They are working on a micro, meso and macro level in the country.
Of the 10,000 children that were enrolled, 9,600 were reported recovered. Such scale of the programme was possible only because of the partners who came forward to join hands with the department of Health and Family Welfare [including FHF]
- Arish Syed Executive Director
- Anuradha Iyer Communications & Fundraising
- Avinash Kumar Finance & Admin
- Bhami Vora Health & Nutrition
- Mousumi Gupta Advocacy
- Meeta Mathur Health & Nutrition