Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Countries / Mauritania

My Child No Longer Eats Sand

Only those who have been witnesses to the child malnutrition prevention programs and treatment of acute cases, are able to gauge their impact. Just a few days after starting the food supplements, children regain their vitality, smile and their desire to
play, and families become the best sponsor for the campaign. Some mothers describe the effects with striking simplicity: "My child no longer eats sand." All the harshness of hunger and all hope of a better present in only six words.

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