The majority of deaths caused by malnutrition are among children under five years old, accounting for around 45% of the deaths in this age group. For those who have severe acute malnutrition repeatedly in early childhood and recover, it can cause lifelong developmental consequences.
BirthAid teaches birth-lifesaving skills, that are similar to CPR- relatively easy, actionable steps that anyone can take to help save a mother or baby’s life before, during, or immediately after birth.
There are few moments in life as precious, and as dangerous as giving birth. Many of us have either experienced or know someone who has experienced birth-related complications and know how scary and even life-threatening this can be.
There are many faces of malnutrition, but Severe Acute Malnutrition is by far the most dangerous. If left untreated it is 100% fatal.
According to UNICEF, 2.4 million babies died in their first month of life in 2020. The majority of these deaths were preventable. Premature birth, infection, and labor and delivery complications are some of the leading causes of this incredible loss of life.
By Heidi Cortez, Executive Director We have all missed a meal at one point and felt the pains of hunger. When you are hungry, it is difficult to focus on anything else. I have watched my son’s entire demeanor change the moment he gets something to eat. He instantly transforms from cranky and angry to […]
Severe Acute Malnutrition: More Than Being Hungry Written by Saving Moses Communication’s Coordinator, McKenzie Thompson We see the effects of this disease on babies and toddlers every single day at our malnutrition feeding clinics in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo. We see their hair get lighter and become brittle, their skin begin to […]