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    AVSI works In 39 countries focusing on education, health and sanitation, agriculture, urban upgrading and emergency relief
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Fighting Child Malnutrition through Social Entrepreneurship Wednesday, 17 August 2016 Mama+ is a new infant fortified cereal for children aged 6 mo. – 2 years old, and is the only affordable fortified complementary infant food available in the rural areas of Southern Haiti. This unique product, recognized for its nutritional benefits, ease of use and cultural fit, is the only infant cereal undergoing certification and promoted by the Haitian Ministry […]
Locally produced, fortified infant cereal in rural Haiti to improve health outcomes Monday, 16 February 2015 AVSI in Haiti, supported by AVSI Canada was awarded a grant from Grand Challenges Canada for they project submission related to improving infant health outcomes in Haiti. In Haiti, many women and children suffer from micronutrient deficiencies, and the growth of 20% of children is stunted. This project aims to build the capacity of a […]
Fighting Malnutrition with the Miracle Tree Thursday, 30 January 2014 The Olifeira Moringa is a tropical plant, rich in nutrients. Its leaves contain, per gram, seven times more vitamin C than oranges, four times the calcium in milk, four times the vitamin A of carrots, three times the potassium in bananas , three times the iron of spinach and more protein eggs. Every part of […]

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Watch AVSI’s video: The Last Mile: At the Heart of Development, featuring projects in Brazil, South Sudan, Uganda, and other countries.  

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AVSI, in partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP), has been working to improve child nutrition, especially for young children, and babies. While simultaneously promoting breastfeeding, AVSI has developed a locally produced, infant fortified complementary food for children ages 6 months – 2 years. AVSI is working with the University of Notre Dame Haiti to […]

  “It is necessary that the international community and donors do not leave Haiti” – this is the appeal of Fiammetta Cappellini, responsible for AVSI projects in the island – “Now it’s time for another step: from the physical reconstruction of houses and infrastructures to the “reconstruction of the human person” so that the affected […]