Nutrition

Staff with USAID/OFDA partner Save the Children measure a boy's middle upper arm circumference.
Staff with USAID/OFDA partner Save the Children measure a boy's middle upper arm circumference (MUAC) to test for acute malnutrition at a nutrition awareness event in rural Niger.
Johs Pierce, USAID/OFDA

USAID/OFDA is at the forefront of the humanitarian community’s efforts to prevent and treat acute malnutrition. USAID/OFDA-supported programs are community-based, linked to local health systems, and use evidence-based approaches that decrease morbidity and mortality resulting from malnutrition. In addition to supporting infant and young child feeding (IYCF) programs, USAID/OFDA funds nutrition education, initiatives aimed at improving nutrition systems, and operational research to advance best practices and build local capacity to treat acute malnutrition. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, USAID/OFDA provided more than $52.8 million to support nutrition activities, including nearly $49.6 million for nutrition interventions in 18 countries and more than $3.2 million for global and regional nutrition initiatives.

Nutrition Archive

Last updated: October 29, 2013

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