INMED Partnerships for Children rescues children from the immediate and irreversible harm of disease, hunger, abuse, neglect, violence or instability and prepares them to shape a brighter future for themselves and the next generation. INMED’s vision is to transform the future for generations of children by building continuity of support from infancy to adulthood.
OCTOBER 16, 2014 – INMED Partnerships for Children has acquired The Six-Second Project, a non-profit organization that brings awareness to the dire United Nations statistic that a child dies of hunger or hunger-related causes every six seconds. The acquisition fulfills a crucial role in INMED’s mission of rescuing children from disease, hunger, and neglect, as The Six-Second Project raises money to fund sustainable, market-based agriculture and livestock solutions to combat child hunger and malnutrition. The Six-Second Project will work in partnership with INMED’s international offices to expand the delivery of programs focused on eliminating hunger and malnutrition among children. “Today is World Food Day,” said Dr. Linda Pfeiffer, INMED president and CEO, “a day to call attention to the fact that over 800 million people are chronically hungry, many millions of them children. It is especially poignant to announce our partnership with The Six-Second Project, and our intensified focus on the fundamental issue of child hunger, on a day devoted to raising awareness of the devastating and irreversible effects of malnourishment on children’s bodies and brains.” Read more...
Source: Food & Nutrition Bulletin, Volume 35, Supplement 2, September 2014, pp. 108S-116S(9)
Background. The Health in Action Program was established in Brazil in 2010 to address the critical issues of health and nutrition among vulnerable children in the northeast and southeast regions of the country. By offering school-based nutrition education and increased access to nutritious foods from school gardens, the program has benefited more than 200,000 children aged 6 through 14 years in 430 schools and an additional 670,000 family and community members. The program is now expanding to reach an additional 260,000 students in 570 schools.
On September 23, INMED President and CEO Dr. Linda Pfeiffer joined Partnering Beyond the Health Sector to Ensure Maternal-Newborn Survival, a cross-sector dialogue sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Global Health. In this video clip, she discusses climate change as one of the social determinants of health and presents one of INMED’s key solutions.
Approximately 3.5 million children are at risk for intestinal worms – including hookworm, whipworm and roundworm – in Peru. Even though Peru has experienced significant economic growth over the past decade, a large portion of its population continues to live in poverty, with four out of ten families still lacking access to clean water. Environments like these promote the transmission of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) like intestinal worms which can lead to malnutrition and anemia among children.
To address Peru’s NTD burden, the nonprofit organization INMED Partnerships for Children is working in collaboration with regional governments and regional departments of health and education to carry out deworming campaigns to address the burden of intestinal worms in particular. With support from the Global Network’s END7 campaign, INMED recently launched a study to evaluate the impact of these deworming campaigns on addressing intestinal worm infections and the nutritional status of children in Peru’s Ucayali Region. INMED is collaborating with the Peruvian Institute for Clinical and Experimental Parasitology to complete the study.