Action Against Hunger
SECTOR: Health
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 7 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan
Issues Addressed:
Prevention, detection and treatment of acute malnutrition in <5 year olds; Access to water, sanitation, hygiene, food security and sustainable income; Institutional strengthening and governance
Supported by:
Societe Generale; Credit Suisse; Credit Agricole; Samsara Capital; Godrej Industries; NAOS; India Potash Limited; BNP Paribas
Key Trustees:
Prof MS Swaminathan, Prof Dipankar Gupta, Ashwini Kakkar, Vipul Jain
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 79.6% Highest: 99.9% Lowest: 28.7%
Average: Rs6 cr Highest: Rs115 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
How much to donate
  • Rs1,500 to help in the full recovery of a child suffering from severe acute malnutrition.
  • Rs5,000 for 6-8 weeks treatment of one child suffering from severe acute malnutrition.
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Preventing and Treating Malnutrition - a medical condition
  • Crisis: 20 million children in India suffer from acute malnutrition. Only 1% have access to services that can save them. One million children die in India every year due to severe acute malnutrition. AAH works in 661 villages in states where levels of acute malnutrition are high (15-33% for children under 3 years of age).
  • Programs: 1) Curative and Preventive care for malnourished children. 2) Institutional strengthening through capacity building, infrastructure development and support. 3) Community Interventions for raising awareness about malnutrition, health and hygiene. 4) Research on new formulae to reduce the cost of treatment, local high density nutritional food, evidence based policy action and surveys.
  • Outcome: AAH has touched close to 0.7 million lives and has reached out to over 90,000 children under 5 years of age. It has treated 16,000 malnourished children through Outpatient Therapeutic Centers and referrals to Government treatment centers; conducted over 22,000 community information and discussion sessions; and trained over 13,000 Government front line workers.
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Source : Audit Report 2018