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  • Title: Valid Nutrition
    Descriptive info: .. Valid Nutrition.. ">.. Home.. Who we are.. Our Team.. Our partners.. Awards.. Key Publications.. News.. What we do.. Business Model.. Our Products.. Farm to Mouth.. Locations.. Standards.. Our Policies.. Child Protection Policy.. Get involved.. Support us.. Vision and mission.. Ready-to-Use Food.. Local Production.. Local Benefits.. Malnutrition.. CTC.. Proven Results.. Global Acknowledgements.. Contact us.. Skip to content.. LOADING.. PREV.. NEXT.. http://www.. validnutrition.. org/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/240780MUAC_for_website.. jpg.. org/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/565883Access_for_All_website.. org/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/896919website_photo___unicef_report.. org/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/727956Business_of_Nutrition_photo_for_web.. org/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/113024VN_Factory_for_Website.. org/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/695883Malawi_Sachet_Machine_in_Operation_website.. Latest News.. VALID’s Call to Action to the Corporate ….. Community-based Treatment of SAM Deliver….. Unicef Report - Improving Child Nutritio….. The Business of Nutrition.. Changing Business Models to Change the W….. Production of RUTF in Africa.. VALID’s Call to Action to the Corporate Sector.. Corporations and the fight against hunger: Why CSR won't do.. Read more.. Community-based Treatment of SAM Delivers Exceptional Clinical Outcomes….. New CMN Report Reviews the Performance of Community Based SAM Treatment.. Unicef Report - Improving Child Nutrition.. Unicef recently launched their latest report on Child Nutrition in Dublin.. We treat starvation victims as active clients rather than passive victims.. Changing Business Models to Change the World.. A business-led approach is imperative to make an impact in the area of malnutrition.. RUTF has revolutionised famine relief in Africa; Guardian blog explores  ...   of Community-Based SAM Treatment.. VALID's Call to Action to the Corporate Sector.. freedom to grow.. manufactures a range of highly fortified nutritional pastes for the prevention and.. treatment of malnutrition.. These products are made in the countries and regions in which they are needed,.. thereby stimulating the local economy as well as providing life-saving products at affordable prices.. Click here to become a friend.. Click play to watch a.. brief introduction.. to.. the world of Valid Nutrition.. Click play to watch.. Ashoka’s profile of Steve Collins.. Valid Nutrition – Our Story.. Click here to listen to.. RTE (Ireland’s National Public Service Broadcaster) Radio One "Drivetime" Interview with Dr Steve Collins.. "The Right Hook' -.. Newstalk FM interview with Dr Steve Collins.. ready-to-use foods.. Ready-to-Use Foods.. (RUFs) are highly fortified, oil-based nutrient dense pastes specifically.. designed for the treatment of malnutrition.. They are made from varying combinations of grains,.. pulses and seeds, milk powder, sugar, oil, vitamins and minerals.. They are precooked and.. ready to eat straight from the pack.. Click here to view more.. Our Partners.. Become our friend on Facebook.. Follow us on Twitter.. Link in with us on Linkedin.. Join us on google+.. Copyright Valid Nutrition | Design and development:.. www.. create.. ie..

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  • Title: Valid Nutrition
    Descriptive info: Management Team.. Valid Nutrition’s management team consists of a group of individuals with extensive experience and a wide range of skills across both the humanitarian and business spheres.. Although we have a small team, we are fortunate to be able to draw on a number of highly qualified specialists (as Members of the VN Board and our Advisory Committee) who support us in a voluntary, pro-bono capacity.. We strive for the highest standards of governance and our corporate officers are ultimately accountable to a group of.. Members.. The following are Valid Nutrition’s.. Members.. who act as Trustees.. :.. Steve Collins, Alistair Hallam, Howard Dalzell, Olly Willans, Roger Yates, Claire Martin and Jo Collins.. Valid Nutrition’s.. Board of Directors.. is responsible for developing and approving strategy while also ensuring that delivery happens in accordance with plans; the execution of which is delegated to the management team.. The Directors of VN are as follows:.. Steve Collins – Founder and Chairman.. Steve Collins is a medical doctor with a doctorate in nutrition.. He developed the Community based Therapeutic Care (CTC) model in 1998 and has been the central figure behind the development and expansion of CTC using Ready to Use Foods (RUFs), and the acceptance of these innovations by the World Health Organisation.. In 2001, he received an MBE for his services to humanitarianism.. He is a respected academic, has published widely in major international journals, including The Lancet, is a visiting research fellow at the Institute of Child Health in London and sits on the council of the Commonwealth Association of Paediatrics and Gastroenterology.. Steve is one of the two founders and an executive director of both Valid International Ltd and Valid Nutrition.. Alistair Hallam – Co-Founder and Non-Executive Director.. Alistair Hallam is a medical doctor who has been working in the area of humanitarian aid for 24 years, including a number of years managing relief programs throughout the world.. He has worked as a research fellow at the Overseas Development Institute, the UK’s highly-regarded research establishment that focuses on development issues.. He is an expert in evaluating humanitarian aid programs and has worked for many of the worlds’ leading donor governments and aid organisations.. He is a qualified economist who has worked for the Central Bank in Mozambique.. Alistair is one of the two founders of Valid Nutrition and a director of both Valid International Ltd and Valid Nutrition.. Howard Dalzell – Member and Non-Executive Director.. Howard Dalzell has recently retired as Concern Worldwide’s Policy Director; he has over 30 years practical experience in development and humanitarian assistance and, as well as being a director for VN, he has recently joined VN's Executive Committee as an advisor.. Howard holds a degree in Agricultural Science and a Masters in Animal Nutrition.. Roger Yates – Member and Non-Executive Director.. Roger Yates is Director of Disaster Risk Management at Plan International.. He has nearly 30 years experience of international development and emergencies work with 10 years at Oxfam, 10 years at Actionaid and other contracts with UN and UK government.. He has lived in Africa for 16 years and has also worked in Asia and the Americas.. He qualified as an engineer, and was a member of the Chartered Institute for Water and Environmental Management.. He has a  ...   was head of a business with four factories producing food products.. Valid Nutrition is registered as a Charity and has a distinct charitable Trust in the UK, the Trustees of which are.. David, Marquess of Cholmondeley KCVO, Paul Barrow, Steve Collins and Alistair Hallam.. Valid Nutrition is also a registered Charity in the United States and is recognised as a 501(c)3 non-profit organisation by the IRS.. The.. MANAGEMENT TEAM.. comprises full time executives, responsible for the day to day running of the business and co-ordination of all our international operations.. They are as follows:.. Paul Murphy – Chief Executive Officer.. Formerly Chairman and Chief Executive of Unilever Ireland, in all Paul spent some 27 years with Unilever in a variety of different roles and countries.. Following graduation from Trinity College Dublin with a degree in Economics and Business Administration, he joined Unilever as a Management Trainee.. Prior to evolving to General Management responsibilities, initial experience was gained in Marketing and Sales.. He has worked in both Spain and Portugal, as well as shorter assignments in Belgium and the UK.. Elaine Collins – Finance Manager.. Elaine joined Valid Nutrition as Finance Manager in April 2011.. She began her accounting career with Deloitte working with a broad range of global and domestic clients within diverse sectors including Consumer, Manufacturing, I.. T.. and Energy.. She worked with a not for profit in Kenya managing a wide spectrum of volunteers, fundraising and finance in both Nairobi and Western Kitui.. She held a finance and legal position with the social innovation company, Ashoka.. She holds a BEng in Electronic Engineering, from the University of Limerick, along with a PDA from Dublin City University.. She is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland (ACA) and the Irish Institute of Taxation (ITI).. Peter Akomo – Product Development Manager.. Peter Akomo has a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Technology from the University of Nairobi.. He has experience in bakery management, food quality assurance in food manufacturing industry, designing diets for college students and over five years’ experience in project management and child development with Compassion International.. Just before joining the Central Management Team, Peter served Valid Nutrition for over two years as a consultant food technologist, coordinating and supervising sample production for Research and Development projects.. Dave Morgan – Food Technology Manager.. David Morgan is a food technologist with more than twenty years experience in the food manufacturing industry across a wide range of product types, packaging formats and processes.. He is an established technical manager having worked throughout the UK in a technical, quality and development capacity.. David manages food safety, quality and the regulatory aspects of production and is working with our manufacturing partners in Africa to establish new production facilities.. Mary Doyle – Administration & HR Manager.. Mary has a broad level of administration experience from various positions held in Ireland, the UK and Australia, including working as a Senior Administrator in the higher education sector, as a Treasury Analyst with a leading blue chip multinational and as the General Manager of a start-up community childcare project.. She holds a BA in Politics and Social Policy and an MA in Child and Youth Care.. In addition, there are full time Executives based in.. Malawi.. and.. Ethiopia..

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  • Title: Valid Nutrition
    Descriptive info: Valid International.. specialises in research and development in the humanitarian arena and developed the Community-based Therapeutic Care (CTC) model for the treatment of malnutrition.. This model is dependent on ready-to-use foods (RUFs).. The major limiting factor in the roll out of CTC, was access to affordable, high quality RUFs.. To overcome this limiting factor, the directors of Valid International founded Valid Nutrition (VN) to produce RUFs.. Irish Aid.. ,.. the Irish Government's office for the provision of development assistance, have generously funded Valid Nutrition over a three year period for research and development of new lower cost RUF recipes.. Gorta.. an Irish NGO focussing on empowering communities in Sub-Saharan Africa to eradicate hunger, has funded a major investment in the capacity expansion of Valid Nutrition’s local factory in Malawi.. Valid Nutrition are very grateful for the excellent and continuing support from.. Advocates for International Development (A4ID).. who have sourced pro bono legal advice on a range of projects including trademarks, patents, the transfer to Ireland, and various.. collaboration projects..  ...   plant in Malawi.. Concern Worldwide partnered with Valid International to develop the CTC model and has since supported Valid Nutrition.. International organisations and donors such as.. UNICEF.. MSF.. and.. USAID.. are increasingly becoming major RUF customers; UNICEF and MSF also play an important role in the inspection and certification of new manufacturing facilities.. An extensive range of.. NGO’s, Universities (e.. g.. University College Cork.. Institute of Child Health.. University College London.. ETH Zurich.. ),.. research institutions and commercial partnerships collaborate with Valid Nutrition on the research, development and field testing of new products.. These relationships provide Valid Nutrition with access to a wide range of international experts.. The main.. NGOs.. and many other s.. maller.. NGOs.. are n.. ow customers of Valid Nutrition, purchasing RUF to meet the needs of their nutrition programmes.. Valid Nutrition have gratefully received a number of donations and grants from a variety of trusts, individuals and government agencies, which have helped to fund central costs and support VN's overall mission in the start up phase..

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  • Title: Valid Nutrition
    Descriptive info: Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE).. Steve Collins was awarded an MBE by her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II for his services to humanitarianism in the treatment of adult starvation in wars and famines.. Doctorate of Science – Long Island University.. Steve Collins was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Science by Long Island University, USA.. Global Ashoka Senior Fellowship Award.. On 30 March 2010, Dr Steve Collins was presented with the prestigious Global Ashoka Senior Fellowship Award at a ceremony attended by the former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson.. This, the first appointment of a Senior Fellow in Ireland, was given in recognition of the system-changing impact that has been brought about by the development of Community-based Therapeutic Care (CTC) and Valid Nutrition's unique social enterprise business model.. The position of Senior Fellow is reserved for those whose work has already achieved considerable social impact on several continents.. Other global figures who are also Ashoka Senior Fellowship award winners include Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and Yunus Muhammad, Nobel Prizewinner and founder of the Grameen Bank, which  ...   March 2010 were attended by Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation Conor Lenihan TD.. Institute of Management Consultants and Advisers (IMCA Award).. In 2009, the Institute of Management Consultants and Advisers (IMCA) awarded its annual medal for outstanding achievement in management jointly to Dr Steve Collins of Valid International and Tom Arnold of Concern Worldwide to mark the innovative and highly effective Community-based Therapeutic Care (CTC) approach to managing acute malnutrition in the developing world.. Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN Award).. Valid International received further international recognition with third place in the highly prestigious GAIN Business Award for Innovation in Nutrition in 2008.. This highly competitive award recognises and rewards companies engaging in innovation designed to fight malnutrition, improve public health and promote sustainable development.. The award was given both in recognition of Valid International’s work to develop the Community-based Therapeutic Care (CTC) model to address malnutrition and also, in large part, to recognise the creation of Valid Nutrition as a unique and novel organisation, well adapted to promote global improvement in nutrition in an efficient and economically sustainable manner..

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  • Title: Valid Nutrition
    Descriptive info: Bachmann, Max.. O.. , (2009), Cost effectiveness of community therapeutic care for children with severe acute malnutrition in Zambia: economic evaluation.. Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation.. (7:2 January).. resource-allocation.. com/content/7/1/2.. Bahwere, P.. , Collins, S.. , Sadler, K.. (2009), Acceptability and effectiveness of chickpea sesame based Read to Use Therapeutic Food in malnourished HIV positive adults;.. Patient Preference and Adherence (Jan-March).. 3.. dovepress.. com/acceptability-and-effectiveness-of-chickpea-sesame-based-ready-to-use--peer-reviewed-article-PPA.. Bahwere P.. , et al.. (2004), Improvements in Nutritional Management as a Determinant of Reduced Mortality from Community Acquired Lower Respiratory Tract Infection (LRTI) in Hospitalized Children from Rural Central Africa.. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal,.. 23.. http://journals.. lww.. com/pidj/pages/default.. aspx.. (2008), Uptake of HIV testing and outcomes within a community-based therapeutic care (CTC) programme to treat severe acute malnutrition in Malawi,.. BMC Infectious Diseases,.. July.. biomedcentral.. com/1471-2334/8/106.. Cauldwell, R.. Hallam, A.. (2004),The Cost of Selective Feeding,.. ENN Special Supplement on Community-based Therapeutic Care,.. ENN Special Supplement Series, No.. 2, November.. ennonline.. net/pool/files/ife/supplement23.. pdf.. Chinkhumbaa, J.. (2008), The impact of HIV on mortality during in-patient rehabilitation of severely malnourished children in Malawi,.. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene,.. Jul y, 102(7).. sciencedirect.. com/science/article/pii/S0035920308001715.. Collins, S.. (1993) The need for adult therapeutic care in emergency feeding programs.. Lessons from Somalia.. JAMA.. 270 (5).. http://jama.. jamanetwork.. com/journal.. (1995), The limits of human adaptation to starvation,.. Nature Medicine.. 1(8).. nature.. com/nm/index.. html.. (1996) Using middle upper arm circumference to assess severe adult malnutrition during famine,.. JAMA 276 (5).. jama.. , Myatt, M.. Golden, B.. (1998), Dietary treatment of severe malnutrition in adults,.. AJCN.. , 68 (1).. http://ajcn.. nutrition.. org/content/68/1/193.. abstract?related-urls=yes legid=ajcn;68/1/193.. (1998), The risks of wet feeding,.. ENN.. (3).. http://fex.. net/3/risks.. , Duffield, A.. Myatt, M.. (2000), Assessment of nutritional status of adults in emergency-affected populations,.. RNIS Supplement ACCN.. (August).. unscn.. org/layout/modules/resources/files/AdultsSup.. , (2000), Short-term prognosis in severe adult and adolescent malnutrition during famine,.. The Journal of the American Medical Association,.. 284(5).. com/article.. aspx?articleid=192939.. , (2001), Changing the way we address severe malnutrition during famine,.. Lancet.. (358).. thelancet.. com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(01)05630-6/fulltext.. , (2004), Community-based therapeutic care - a new paradigm for selective feeding in nutritional crises: Humanitarian Policy Network Paper 48,.. Overseas Development Institute: London.. odi.. org.. uk/publications/362-community-based-therapeutic-care.. , (2007), Treating severe Acute Malnutrition seriously,.. Archives of Disease in Childhood,.. 92(5)..  ...   in Western Darfur.. IN: Humanitarian Policy Network, ed.. Humanitarian Exchange.. London:.. Overseas Development Institute.. odihpn.. org/humanitarian-exchange-magazine/issue-30/engaging-communities-in-emergency-response-the-ctc-experience-in-western-darfur.. (2009) Determinants of coverage in Community-based, Therapeutic Care programmes: towards a joint quantitative and qualitative analysis,.. Disasters.. , December: e-publication ahead of print, PubMed PMID.. net/resources/881.. Collins S.. , (2003), Community Therapeutic Care, a new approach to caring for malnourished children in major nutritional emergencies,.. International Health Exchange,.. May.. Kerac, M.. (2009), Probiotic and prebiotic enhanced Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) in the treatment of Severe Acute Child Malnutrition (SAM) in Malawi: A double blind randomised controlled efficacy trial,.. Lancet.. (374).. com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(09)60884-9/fulltext.. (2009), New WHO Growth Standards: rollout needs more resources,.. The Lancet.. (374: 9684).. com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(09)61266-6/fulltext.. , (2009), Improved assessment of child nutritional status using target weights and a novel low-cost, weight-for-height slide chart,.. Tropical Doctor.. (39).. http://td.. rsmjournals.. com/content/39/1/23.. full?sid=7749dbf3-6912-4331-a637-ebecfa1ec013.. Khara, T.. (2004), Community-therapeutic care (CTC),.. (special supplement 2).. Mandalazi, E.. , (2008), Socio-Cultural Determinants of Food Sharing Amongst the Dinka of Southern Sudan: Observations and Implications for Humanitarian Programming,.. Emergency Nutrition Network.. (March).. net/32/socio.. (2005), A field trial of a survey method for estimating the coverage of selective feeding programs,.. Bulletin of World Health Organ.. (83).. int/bulletin/volumes/83/1/20.. (2008), Low resource methods for evaluating access and coverage in selective feeding programs,.. (June).. net/publications.. , Khara, T.. (2006), A review of methods to detect cases of severely malnourished children in the community for their admission into community-based therapeutic care programs,.. http://nsinf.. publisher.. ingentaconnect.. com/content/nsinf/fnb/2006/00000027/A00303s3/art00002.. Sadler, K.. (2008), Improving the management of severe acute malnutrition in an area of high HIV prevalence,.. Journal of Tropical Paediatrics,.. 54(6).. http://tropej.. oxfordjournals.. org/content/54/6/364.. full?sid=42b54a98-ff75-4d34-8ecc-c3a1eb936ab5.. (2007), A comparison of the programme coverage of two therapeutic feeding interventions implemented in neighbouring districts of Malawi,.. Public Health Nutrition.. cambridge.. org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online aid=1293512.. Seal, A.. , Kerac, M.. (2007), Operational implications of using 2006 World Health Organization growth standards in nutrition programmes: secondary data analysis,.. British Medical Journal.. (April: 33).. com/content/early/2006/12/31/bmj.. 39101.. 664109.. AE.. Books and Reports.. Bahwere et al.. Community-based Therapeutic Care (CTC): a field manual.. First edition, Valid International, Oxford, UK.. 2006.. Borton et al.. Humanitarian Aid and Effects, The International response to conflict and genocide: lessons from the Rwanda experience - Study 3 of the Joint evaluation of emergency assistance to Rwanda.. DANIDA/ODI, London, 1996..

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    Descriptive info: VALID's Call to Action to the Corporate Sector.. Community-based Treatment of SAM delivers exceptional clinical outcomes….. A New CMN Report Reviewing the Performance of Community-Based SAM.. Unicef Report 2013 Improving Child Nutrition.. Unicef recently launched their latest report on Child Nutrition in Dublin.. Catch up on latest developments and plans for the future.. Changing Business Models To Change The World.. A business led approach is imperative to make a meaningful impact in the area of malnutrition.. Valid Nutrition obtains Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) status in US.. Valid Nutrition is delighted to announce that our application to CAFAmerica has been successful and we are now eligible to receive grants/donations from U.. S.. individuals, corporations or foundations.. Many U.. donors want to contribute to solving global problems.. The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) America is an intermediary grant-making organisation that enables U.. donors to give to charities outside of the U.. in a tax efficient manner.. It connects donors with international non-profit organisations such as Valid Nutrition and their rigorous eligibility process helps to ensure that giving is as safe and secure as possible for the U.. donor.. Successfully achieving CAFAmerica eligibility enables any U.. donor to make a grant/gift to us in a tax efficient manner.. Valid Nutrition can now receive a grant/donation from U.. Donors can make their donation through CAFAmerica and simply nominate Valid Nutrition as the beneficiary.. Find out more about CAFAmerica and how to make a donation/grant at.. cafamerica.. Ready-to-use therapeutic foods have revolutionised famine relief in Africa; A Guardian blog explores the benefits of African production.. VN's current research in Malawi and Ethiopia.. Market Innovation for Smallholder Groundnut Farmers Research Programme.. Steve recently received an Honorary Doctorate from LIU and delivered the keynote speech at their commencement ceremony.. Dr.. Steve Collins will receive an Honorary Doctorate from Long Island University, when he delivers the commencement address at the 54th Commencement exercises at LIU Post on Friday, May 4, 2012.. Download Speech PDF.. Scaling Social Impact.. When Everybody Contributes, Everybody Wins – INNOVATIONS is a quarterly journal published by MIT Press, USA.. Article by Jon McPhedran Waitzer Roshan Paul.. Newsletter November, 2011.. Welcome to the seventh edition of the Valid Nutrition Newlsetter.. AID Policy.. An IRIN publication calling for  ...   support for Valid Nutrition's work to Combat Malnutrition.. Feed the World….. Steve Collins has been selected as one of 25 social entrepreneurs around the world to participate in the Ashoka Globaliser in Vienna….. A group of courageous and determined people have transformed the lives of those worst affected by starvation.. Doctor Different….. Steve Collins has spent almost 30 years among some of the world's poorest people, and has helped revolutionise the way malnutrition is treated….. Award for Tackling Big Issues….. At a ceremony attended by the former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, Dr.. Steve Collins was presented with the Global Ashoka Senior Fellowship Award.. Vitamin Paste wins Global Prize….. Social entrepreneur and founder of the Irish registered charity, Valid Nutrition, Dr.. Steve Collins was presented with the prestigious Global Ashoka Senior Fellowship Award….. Making Change Happen….. Steve Collins believes he has had a very privileged life and abides by the philosophy ‘to whom much has been given, much is expected.. ’ ….. Malawi Farmers benefit from RUTF….. Read about the positive economic impact of ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) on local farmers in Malawi….. Managing acute malnutrition in resource poor settings.. Why lipid-based ready-to-use foods (RUFs) must be key components of strategies to manage acute malnutrition in resource poor settings.. CMAM programme coverage in Ethiopia.. SQUEAC in routine monitoring of CMAM programme coverage in Ethiopia.. Irish Times Innovation Awards Press Release March 2010.. A major collaboration between Valid Nutrition, Concern Worldwide and Irish Aid was named winner of the Organisational Systems/Process Category at the 2010 Inaugural Irish Times All-Island Innovation Awards in association with InterTrade Ireland….. Valid Nutrition Newsletter Issue 4 12 February 2010.. Irish Aid Press Release August 2009.. Valid Nutrition Newsletter Issue 3 20 July 2009.. BBC NEWS - Firms Target Nutrition for the Poor 06.. 09.. Valid Nutrition Newsletter Issue 2 January 2009.. Valid Nutrition Newsletter Issue 1 June 2008.. UN Joint Statement on Community-based Management of SAM 2007.. Lancet - Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition 2006.. AJCN - The Positive Impact of RUCF on Early Child Development 2007.. IPRF - Effect of Early Human Diet on IQ 2008.. Lancet Maternal and Child Undernutrition Global Regional Exposures Health Consequences 2008.. Nation - RUTF Performing Wonders 2008.. Valid Nutrition Brochure 2007..

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  • Title: Valid Nutrition
    Descriptive info: Valid Nutrition – A Truly Unique Social Enterprise ….. Valid Nutrition (VN).. was the first humanitarian company in the world to manufacture and distribute a range of.. ready-to-use therapeutic foods.. exclusively on the African Continent.. These foods are designed to both treat and prevent.. severe acute malnutrition.. Containing a mix of proteins, fats, carbohydrates and 26 different nutrients, they do not require mixing with water or any other liquid and can be eaten directly from the sachet pack.. Because bacteria cannot grow in the packs, they can be stored safely for over 12 months without the need for refrigeration.. As well as being highly convenient, children find these innovative nutritional pastes delicious.. Those treated with the pastes make a complete recovery within six weeks and do not relapse.. Additionally, VN is truly unique in terms of its innovative business model.. While it is a registered UK  ...   manufacturing in developing countries, where possible the company sources ingredients for its products from indigenous small-holder farmers and local suppliers.. This brings major advantages in terms of cost, quality, speed of supply and critically, a beneficial multiplier effect to local economies – a sustainable approach in the broadest sense.. Currently, VN’s operations employ some 50 people in Africa, Ireland and the UK.. With its own plant in Malawi and plans for collaborative production with established local food producers in Kenya and Ethiopia.. There are plans for expansion to the Indian Continent in the near future.. There is also a major emphasis on Research and Development where a program, supported by Irish Aid, is well underway to develop new products for the treatment and prevention of a range of nutritional needs.. In this and all respects, the company’s activities are driven by evidence-based data on impact and results..

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  • Title: Valid Nutrition
    Descriptive info: Unique Business Model to tackle Malnutrition.. • In contrast to traditional aid and development models that are wholly dependent on public funding or charity donations, VN’s plan consists of a social business model where.. humanitarian investment.. and ethical trading creates a viable and self-funding business that both addresses under-nutrition and fosters agricultural and economic development.. • By sourcing ingredients and producing.. ready-to-use therapeutic food.. in local communities, VN provides an additional benefit to the respective economies as well as fostering entrepreneurship – all of which are.. sustainable.. VN thus creates a positive economic cycle that maximises synergies and adds value in alleviating poverty and malnutrition at multiple levels of local agricultural supply, manufacturing and distribution.. • Whilst VN is still a young organisation, having only started production in 2007  ...   to the poorest of the poor who suffer most from malnutrition.. Valid Nutrition is also demonstrating to non-governmental organisations and industry that the provision of essential products to the poor can provide the foundations for sustainable and profitable business.. • This is a story of enterprise and genuine breakthrough in.. tackling malnutrition.. , one of the world’s most serious causes of poverty, and is further demonstration of Irish innovation and leadership in this important arena.. "Valid Nutrition believes that this.. new model.. combining humanitarianism and business represents.. a vision for development that is in tune with the current world economic environment.. At a time when aid budgets are being cut, ethical business models that generate their own funding longer term thus reducing dependence on public finance, are vital.. "..

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    Descriptive info: Ready-to-Use Foods are highly fortified, oil-based nutrient dense pastes specifically designed for the treatment of malnutrition.. They are made from varying combinations of grains, pulses and seeds, milk powder, sugar, oil, vitamins and minerals.. They are precooked and ready to eat straight from the pack.. As they are oil-based, bacteria cannot grow in ready-to-use foods which can be stored safely for up to one year without the need for refrigeration.. In a resource poor setting, these products are literally life-savers!.. Ready-to-use foods fall into four main categories of nutritional supplements and complements as follows:.. • Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) - targeting severe acute malnutrition in children and adults.. • Ready-to-Use Complementary Food (RUCF) - targeting chronic malnutrition among young children (under 5 years of age).. • Ready-to-Use Supplementary Food (RUSF) - targeting moderate malnutrition in children and adults.. • Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food for HIV patients (RUTF-H) targeting acute malnutrition among HIV-infected adults.. At present, Valid Nutrition’s main product is milk-peanut  ...   of Chickpea sesame-based ready-to-use therapeutic food in malnourished HIV-positive adults.. (PPA) Patient Preferences and Adherence.. (Mar 2009)).. Lowering the cost, expanding the range of ready-to-use foods into products designed for the prevention of chronic malnutrition and improving integration with agricultural development activities, are central elements in VN’s strategy.. Valid Nutrition currently has new recipes undergoing extensive field trials.. These new recipes substitute much of the milk powder that forms the basis of the standard milk-peanut RUTF recipe with cheaper locally grown ingredients.. These changes not only substantially reduce product cost but also through the use of effective purchasing strategies that collaborate with agricultural development organisations, enable VN to procure ingredients from vulnerable local farmers, enhance farmer income and improve crop diversity.. This effectively integrates nutrition and food security creating powerful positive synergies between the two sectors.. These new products will be launched by Valid Nutrition in the near future.. Click here for our Sales Brochure.. Click here for our Product Factsheet..

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    Descriptive info: Farm to Mouth.. • Where possible, Valid Nutrition sources ingredients for its products locally from small-holder farmers and local suppliers, thus bringing major advantages in terms of cost, quality and a multiplier effect to local economies – a sustainable approach in the broadest sense.. • Valid Nutrition are partnering with University College Cork - initially in Malawi – to conduct an impact assessment on purchasing crops directly from small-holder  ...   Valid Nutrition’s evidence-based approach to research, this assessment will help to guide future programme design to maximise the benefits of purchasing directly from small-holder farmers.. • In keeping with Valid Nutrition’s humanitarian ethos, this local production approach to the prevention and treatment of malnutrition enables the company to help its customers avoid the high cost of raw materials, labour, transport and duties associated with importing this food from developed countries..

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