The Health, nutrition and food security program is aimed at meeting the Sustainable Development Goals of eradicating hunger and reducing child mortality rates through preventing and treating malnutrition.
MfoFou equates hunger to most diseases plaguing the world and Africa in particular (malaria, tuberculosis, HIV etc) and considers children as the most vulnerable. Most children are vulnerable to these diseases because of proper nutrition. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 104 million children around the world are undernourished and 175.5 million suffer from stunted growth because their bodies do not have enough nutrients. Malnutrition and hunger-related diseases account for 35 percent (3.1 million) of the 8.8 million deaths of children younger than five each year.
Our interventions address underlying causes of malnutrition through integrated nutrition programsencompassing primary health care, water, sanitation and hygiene and food security.