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Recherche - SN Nut&H 2016 LysArango 04
Our expertise

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Water, a major challenge

Nutrition and Health

Nutrition and health above all is at the heart of our mission.

Food Security and Resources of Existence

Food security and livelihoods for all.

Mental Health and Child Care Pratices

We provide psychological support to the most vulnerable

Advocacy

Mobilise and influence

Risk and Disaster Management

Faced with the accelerating trend in global warming, natural disasters are more frequent and more intense.

Research

We are developing research programmes in response to the problem of hunger in the world.

Action Against Hunger (AAH) consider research as a strategic area of development in order to improve the quality of our operational programmes in the field.

The Research Programmes are defined based on the needs out in the field. They are conducted in collaboration with international and national scientific partners. Our objective is to improve the quality of our operational programmes out in the field.

Today, the primary objective of our research projects is to improve local commitment to controlling and preventing malnutrition, as well as responding to and preparing for humanitarian emergencies. This objective focuses on three areas:

  • Identify efficient preventative approaches against malnutrition
  • Identify scaling procedures for efficient treatment of malnutrition
  • Identify response and preparation tools for emergency situations

Our Research Projects

In 2016, we have continued to implement around thirty research projects out of which 18 are part of our field missions. Our research projects include.

o Sustainable sanitation project
o Project to Identify Water Source in Madagascar Kartz
o Cost Effectiveness Project
o Culti’Africa Project
o Infant Development Project
o Impact Assessment Project, Madagascar
o Project to assess the impact of a short psychosocial operational programme on infants suffering from acute malnutrition after treatment
o “Gain Weight” Project
o Project on malnutrition and infections during infancy in Africa
o Nutrition Effect Assessment Project (NEAP)
o Project on trauma passed from Mother to Infant
o OUADI’Nut Project – Research into the benefits of Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) operational home visit programmes on the results of outpatient treatment of acute malnutrition in infants less than 5 years old.
o MAM’Out Project – Evaluation of seasonal and multi-year monetary transfers for preventing acute malnutrition
o MANGO Project – Design of an alternative general nutrition procedure for outpatient care
o Opti’DIAG Project – Biomedical Research on Optimising Diagnostics and Tracking of Severe Acute Malnutrition
o Grazing Surveillance System in Sahel
o Programme for Mental Health and Healthcare (MHHC)

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