Childhood Malnutrition in post-earthquake Haiti

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Jan 24, 2012

Childhood Malnutrition in Haiti - Jan 2012 update

How Haiti's peanut crop is saving lives and creating new economic opportunities

On Saturday, January 14, CBS Evening News featured a story about an agricultural initiative that will create new jobs and help treat malnourished children in Haiti’s Central Plateau. A partnership between Partners In Health and Abbott Laboratories is building a manufacturing plant which, when completed in late 2012, will increase PIH’s production of Nourimanba – a therapeutic peanut-based product used to fight malnutrition – more than ten-fold.

As CBS’s Maurice Dubois notes in his story, this new venture will employ local Haitians, expand PIH’s existing sustainable agricultural system, and, most importantly, offer life-saving nutrition to thousands of under-nourished children.

Please view the story here:;lst;2#ixzz1jjQO8Uq7


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Map of Childhood Malnutrition in post-earthquake Haiti