In sub-Saharan Africa, malnutrition represents a third of direct and indirect death causes for children under 5.
One in five children under 5 in our four countries of intervention is malnourished. Malnutrition hinders physical and intellectual development and decreases resistance to illness, which can lead to death.
The management of malnourished infants and young children is essential as often it will make the difference between life and death. On the other hand, a balanced nutrition during the first two years of life is crucial. Beyond the age of two, it is already too late, and irreversible damage will have set in.
Infants and young children suffering from malnutrition are accommodated in the nutritional centers until they recover a ‘normal’ weight. An educational component enables the mothers to be aware of simple gestures and practices, and teaches them the importance of the close link between healthy nutrition, good hygiene and good health.
Morija’s objective is to help reach by 2030 the Sustainable Development Goals set by UN in 2015.
Sustainable Development Goal 2
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
– Our Nutrition projects are supported by SDC –
Last updated: January 2018