It's not just about hunger...
Spotlight on India
Fighting malnutrition in Bihar
There are approximately eight million severely malnourished children across India. Doctors Without Borders / Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has been providing lifesaving care in the Darbhanga district of Bihar to children suffering from malnutrition since 2009. MSF has treated over 13,000 children under the age of 5. The healthcare program works mainly as an outpatient facility which allows children to stay at home and allows MSF teams to respond to more children in a short amount of time. On March 1, 2014, The State Health Society, Bihar, opened a malnutrition intensive care unit to treat the most complicated cases of severe acute malnutrition. MSF will help train thousands of medical staff and build capacity in the unit.
MSF also runs projects in Andhra Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra, Manipur, and Nagaland.