Malnutrition in Haiti

While much attention is given to documenting starvation, not as much is paid to situations where children may have food but are simply not eating enough of the right nutrients — a common situation in many parts of the world. These images stem from a yearlong project for an NGO in Haiti documenting malnutrition.

Malnourished child recovering, Haiti

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A severely malnourished Haitian boy named Anderson showed up one day at Northwest Haiti Christian Mission on Haiti’s northern coast. Missionary medical staff personally nursed him back to health. He needed around-the-clock care and was often passed room-to-room of the nursing staff to sleep at night. He recovered fully and quickly.