Having produced 8.5 million sachets of ready-to-use therapeutic food product in 2016 (enough to treat approximately 80,000 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition) and after launching a new ready-to-use complementary food line in November 2016 to tackle chronic malnutrition, VALID Nutrition is now seeking grant funding to complement loan funding and expedite our move to a new state-of-the-art, purpose built manufacturing facility. This in turn will enable the expansion of local production capacity to meet both regional and local demand.
From 6th- 8th October, Ashoka Ireland hosted their 4th Annual Community Retreat. This was a gathering of Ireland’s Ashoka Fellows (including our own Dr Steve Collins), the Irish Ashoka Support Network members, advisors and the Irish Team, and was held on the grounds of Burrishoole, Co Mayo. The workshops involved an analysis of the more unique social entrepreneurial challenges facing Ashoka Fellows both in Ireland and in a global context, and put to work the collective experience of everyone in attendance.
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VALID Nutrition is pleased to announce that on Friday 18th November, the Honourable Dr Peter Kumpalume, MP and Minister for Health, Malawi, formally launched our new Ready-to-Use Complementary Food (RUCF also called small quantity lipid-based nutrient supplement, LNS-SQ) in Lilongwe. Read more
Steve Collins of VALID presents his vision on the role Social Business can play to innovate and deliver market based solutions to address chronic malnutrition. This condition, often referred to as “hidden hunger” is preventing millions of children (one in every four) in developing countries from reaching their full potential.
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