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Action Against Hunger’s methods for identifying and rescuing populations afflicted with acute malnutrition are internationally renowned, having pioneered revolutionary nutrition products and field tested treatment protocols that have become industry standards. 

From rural mountain villages to the confines of refugee camps to ethnically divided cities, Action Against Hunger treats and prevents malnutrition in over 45 countries around the world. Our programs are launched most often during times of crisis and focus on the most vulnerable, including young children and women who are pregnant or nursing.

In 2014 alone, we treated 5 million people around the world for malnutrition and illness including:

  • 2,718,401 people in Nigeria

  • 104,117 people in Democratic Republic of Congo

  • 93,043 people in South Sudan

A key threat to child survival worldwide — severe acute malnutrition — has a cure. We know when and where it is likely to strike, and can restore severely malnourished children to health. Yet today, malnutrition is responsible for nearly half of all child deaths. We work to help children reach healthy adulthood, and to contribute to the growth of productive families and nations.


Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. By establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations based in settings of poverty, Partners In Health strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair.

We draw on the resources of the world’s leading medical and academic institutions and on the lived experience of the world’s poorest and sickest communities. At its root, our mission is both medical and moral. It is based on solidarity, rather than charity alone.

When our patients are ill and have no access to care, our team of health professionals, scholars, and activists will do whatever it takes to make them well—just as we would do if a member of our own families or we ourselves were ill.

  • We go

  • We make house calls

  • We build health systems

  • We stay

When farmers improve their harvests, they pull themselves out of poverty. They also start producing surplus food for their neighbors. When farmers prosper, they eradicate poverty and hunger in their communities.

One Acre Fund is growing quickly and we are proud to soon represent Africa’s largest network of smallholder farmers.


By 2020, we will serve at least 1 million farm families - with more than 5 million people living in those families.  And our farmers will produce enough surplus food to feed another 5 million of their neighbors.

This is only the tip of the iceberg. When millions of farmers speak with one voice, we can more effectively pursue collaboration together with government and the private sector to broaden our reach.


Year of program launch: 2006 | Staff: 1,400 | Farmers served: 136,500

Kenya was our first country of operation, and serves as our first proof of concept. We will soon expand to cover all of Western and Nyanza Provinces, which are the primary food-producing regions and hold one third of Kenya’s 45 million people.

Kenya also serves as our global headquarters. One Acre Fund is proudly headquartered in a rural area of Kenya, near the Uganda border.


We work with organizations around the world to help poor and vulnerable people overcome emergencies, earn a living through agriculture and access affordable health care. The official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the U.S.; provides assistance to the poor overseas without regard to race, religion or nationality by responding to emergencies and fighting poverty.

  • Faith: Faith is our foundation. We have faith in the people we serve and our shared ability to build a more just and peaceful world.

  • Action: The desire to serve is not enough. We must act collaboratively to bring about real improvements in peoples’ quality of life and genuine engagement in building peace and justice.

  • Results: Demonstrated through measureable outcomes, our actions must be effective in alleviating human suffering, removing root causes and empowering people to achieve their full potential.  


Oxfam America is a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice. As one of 18 members of the international Oxfam confederation, we work with people in more than 90 countries to create lasting solutions. Oxfam saves lives, develops long-term solutions to poverty, and campaigns for social change.

  • Our vision: A just world without poverty.

  • Our mission: To create lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and social injustice.

Oxfam’s approach is about tackling the conditions that cause poverty in the first place, rather than the distribution of material goods. We start by asking questions and challenging assumptions. What are the root causes of poverty? What can we do to change the power dynamics that keep people poor? These questions inform the four categories into which our work falls:

  • Saving lives: Oxfam assists the poorest communities when disaster strikes, but is also working to ensure greater local resilience and the capacity of local responders and governments to deliver disaster response.

  • Programs to overcome poverty and injustice: Oxfam invests in programs to help people assert their rights so that they can improve their lives.

  • Campaigning for social justice: Oxfam works to change the laws and practices that keep people trapped in poverty.

  • Public education: As part of our efforts to overcome poverty, Oxfam works to change the way people think about poverty and its causes.

  -  OXFAM

The Task Force consists of eight programs focused on neglected tropical diseases, vaccines, field epidemiology, public health informatics, and health workforce development. The Task Force plays essential convening roles for the programs and helps them advocate to funders and partners. It also provides an agile and responsive platform for programmatic success. A collaborative approach is common to all of our programs.

While much of our work is focused outside of the United States, we believe global health encompasses all countries – developing and developed alike. In the United States, we assist public health departments with building strong immunization information record systems to ensure communities are protected against vaccine-preventable diseases. We also support efforts in the United States to improve disease surveillance through better electronic data exchange.

The Task Force is working with local partners to form the Georgia Global Health Alliance, which will develop a global health economic sector in the state. The Alliance plans to apply lessons learned from global health programs to help address public health issues in the state of Georgia, such as the high HIV prevalence and infant mortality rates

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