Progress has been made in treating malnutrition in Sahelian children, including ready-to-eat foods and big shift to outpatient treatment

by IRIN News

Therapeutic feeding centre in Niger in 2005. Photo: IRIN

Food shortages and high rates of malnutrition have long been a reality in the Sahel, but the understanding of malnutrition has drastically changed since the prolonged drought in the early 1970s.