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Extending VALID’s RUF Product Range

Extending VALID’s RUF Product Range

With a view to extending our product range in Malawi and having received generous grant support from USAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub (SATH), VALID’s local Factory is now in the process of commissioning a Ready-to-Use Complementary Food (RUCF) pack-filling machine....

Global Innovation Fund supports VALID Nutrition

Global Innovation Fund supports VALID Nutrition

The Global Innovation Fund (GIF) recently announced their first ever “investments” (grants, convertible loans or equity stakes), in eight projects ranging from £30,000 to £1.5 million.  The announcement included an investment of £120,000 in VALID Nutrition’s...

Ground-breaking Research by VALID Nutrition

Ground-breaking Research by VALID Nutrition

The results of our ground-breaking efficacy trial in the DRC - regarding efficacy of a locally sourced, lower cost RUTF to treat Severe Acute Malnutrition – have been published in the prestigious American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  Read more here  

Have a look at what we are doing in Malawi

With the help of a grant from USAID South Africa Trade Hub we are helping thousands of people access nutritious food. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1djwQRqp24

ANNOUNCEMENT: NEW DIRECTOR OF VALID NUTRITION

ANNOUNCEMENT: NEW DIRECTOR OF VALID NUTRITION

We are delighted to announce that Dr Hans-Jürgen Koch will join the Board of Valid Nutrition as a Director. Hans-Jürgen Koch has had a long and distinguished career initially in academia and then finance. This includes positons as former CEO of Deutsche Bank (Suisse)...

SDC, Hystra and Ashoka conference on Hidden Hunger and Social Business

SDC, Hystra and Ashoka conference on Hidden Hunger and Social Business

Paul Murphy, Valid’s CEO has been invited to address a conference on Hidden Hunger and Social Business. The conference, hosted by The Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation’s (SDC) Employment and Income Network in conjunction with Hystra and Ashoka, takes place...

Smallholder Farmers’ Project: Research Papers

Smallholder Farmers’ Project: Research Papers

Valid Nutrition - The Production of Ready to Use Therapeutic Food in Malawi The Production of RUTF in Malawi - Part 1, Smallholder famers experience with groundnut production The Production of RUTF in Malawi - Part 2, Contextual Constraints Faced by Farmers Possible...

CMAM in India: The latest on our ground-breaking project in Odisha.

VALID NUTRITION'S ground-breaking operational pilot examining the effectiveness of 3 different approaches to Community based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) in Odisha (Orissa) is well under way.  This pilot is the first time that an Indian government programme...

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#malnutrition #RUTF Interesting opinion article in Newsweek (below). VALID agrees - "Children are suffering now - and it is inexcusable to let proven solutions sit on the shelf - especially when the funding is on the table." https://t.co/DyWT1xMgmn
Sadly, Somalia is on the brink of famine. We must address the bigger lessons this time around - the need to reform an aid system that delivers short-term solutions but fails to end what is an unjust, imbalance of power. https://t.co/5t1R49JlZ3

Dr Steve Collins reflects on the opportunities and problems associated with the USD$250 million contribution announced by Administrator, Samantha Power of USAID – a positive catalyst for change?

VALID commissioned and achieved peer-review of a professional report to quantify objectively the overall climate impact profile of the amino-acid enhanced, plant-based RUTF recipe. It has found that the overall global warming potential impacts of the plant-based RUTF recipe are 47%-52% less than the milk-peanut based recipe.

Dr Steve Collins gives a hugely informative and enlightened interview to ENN podcast while discussing his candid Reflections on the UN Global Action Plan on Wasting.

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