Nine children die every minute because their diet lacks essential nutrients.
Médecins Sans Frontières believes ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) is the most effective way to treat malnutrition. RUTFs include all the nutrients a child needs during its development and helps reverse deficiencies and gain weight. RUTFs don’t require water for preparation, which eliminates the risk of contamination with water-borne diseases.
Because of its packaging, RUTFs can be used in all kinds of settings and can be stored for long periods of time. Unless the patient suffers from severe complications, RUTFs also allow patients to be treated at home.
A donation of $60 can provide over 100 packs of ready-to-use therapeutic food to help treat children suffering from malnutrition.
All donations are directed to where the medical need is greatest.