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Childhood malnutrition - what's happening now?

In 2010, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) launched a campaign to call on donor governments to stop providing sub-standard foods with insufficient nutritional quality to malnourished children living in developing countries.

Most of the damage caused by malnutrition occurs in children before they reach their second birthday. This is the critical window of opportunity, a time when the quality of a child’s diet has a profound and sustained impact on their health and physical and mental development.