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Hogan Lovells - Hunger and Acute Malnutrition
Hogan Lovells worked with Action Against Hunger to implement the Hunger and Acute Malnutrition project in Liberia, helping to keep child malnutrition below 5%.
- David Harris,
Co-CEO, Hogan Lovells
Hogan Lovells implemented the Hunger and Acute Malnutrition Project to address the issues of hunger, acute malnutrition, child mortality, and food security within Monrovia, Liberia. The project runs in partnership with Action Against Hunger (AAH). The company use a three pronged approach:
Strengthening the Liberian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare's (MoHSW) capacities to detect, treat, and prevent acute malnutrition through the existing health system.
Contributing to maintaining the level of acute malnutrition below 5%, therefore contributing to and accelerating the reduction of child morbidity and mortality rates within Montserrado county.
Fundraising at least £200,000 for AAH to help them fund a Liberian-based project.
Having worked extensively on the ground in Liberia doing pro bono work with the MoHSW, the company knew first-hand the issues affecting Liberian children and families.
The project sits within their matched global giving programme (called Touch), and draws upon the expertise of their wider Citizenship programme, such as international pro bono, charitable fundraising, and community investment.
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