Nine children die every minute from malnutrition. You can help us save lives.

It’s the single greatest global threat to public health, according to the World Health Organization. More than 175 million children around the world last year suffered from malnourishment. It is also the underlying contributing factor in about 45% of all child deaths, making children more vulnerable to severe diseases. In the central African country of Chad, where MSF carries out medical malnutrition interventions, nearly half of child deaths are related to malnourishment. Help supply our medical teams with the tools they need to restore children back to health.

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A medical staff puts a green band around the wrist of an infant sitting on the lap of an adult.

MUAC Measure


The mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) band is a simple, yet effective diagnostic tool for assessing malnutrition.

An open cardboard box filled with red and white packets of therapeutic food.

Therapeutic Food


Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food is packed with the essential vitamins, minerals, fat and protein to regain a healthy body weight.

In Chad’s Bokoro region, more than 9,000 children under the age of two were admitted to MSF’s therapeutic feeding program in the first half of 2016 alone — children just like 18 month-old Mahamat. His mother Achta holds him close while she gives him a dose of therapeutic milk in the intensive care unit of the Bokoro Hospital.

How is disease prevention part of the battle against malnutrition? Malnourished children are more susceptible to illness and infections, their weak bodies unable to mount a proper defense. This means diseases which are otherwise treatable can be deadly.

Hands holding a blister pack of white and yellow pills.

Anti-Malaria Treatment


Administered to people infected with malaria, this medication works quickly to counteract the disease and help save lives.

Children wait with their mothers to see doctors at the outpatient feeding centre at MSF’s Bokoro Hospital. Once they receive a medical consultation, the children are sent home with a week’s supply of specialized therapeutic food. Easy to use and long-lasting, these ready-to-use medical nutrition packs supply malnourished bodies with everything they need to recover.