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Malnutrition: How much is being spent?

How much is the world spending on the treatment and prevention of childhood malnutrition? This Doctors Without Borders (MSF) report aims to answer this complex question.

An understanding of the precise levels of funding dedicated to malnutrition is essential for two reasons:

  • to assess the trends in the financing of malnutrition, the only costing exercise previously undertaken only covered the years 2000-2004
  • to compare what is being spent with what is needed