Reforming the UN’s Approach to Wasting Treatment

In coordination with Emergency Nutrition Network and 1,000 Days, ECF co-produced a series of infographics which documents a mother’s journey in caring for her child affected by wasting and the barriers to accessing treatment.

Please review Esther’s story below.

The mother and her child navigate through the UNICEF, World Food Programme, and WHO treatment services for varying levels of wasting severity. At each step they face complications that underline the overarching problem – the U.N. agencies must reform its treatment services to save lives. 

The disjointed treatment system makes recovery challenging. The below actions are needed urgently to fix the broken UN wasting treatment system. ECF urges the U.N. agencies to act – these changes are a matter of life and death.