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’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) is a leader in supporting emergency nutrition response in international humanitarian crises. USAID/OFDA-supported programs are community-based and aim to build awareness and capacity to prevent and treat malnutrition. In addition, USAID/OFDA-funded activities support the community management of acute malnutrition, infant and young child feeding in emergencies programs, and improvement of emergency nutrition information collection and analysis to better inform response efforts. In Fiscal Year 2015, USAID/OFDA provided nearly $59.8 million to support nutrition activities, including support for global and regional nutrition initiatives and nutrition interventions in 19 countries.

Nutrition Archive

Last updated: November 20, 2015

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