David Rizzi, European Commission's regional nutrition expert for the Great Lakes and eastern and southern Africa explains how using innovation can help fight malnutrition. Through a SMS-enabled platform, information on malnutrition in southern Madagascar is gathered and relayed in real time to stakeholders. This allows for a faster and more targeted response, saving lives and money. The quicker the treatment for malnutrition starts, the higher the chances of survival for the affected children and the lower the costs.
The World Humanitarian Summit, taking place on 23-24 May in Istanbul, will bring together for the first time ever all international humanitarian stakeholders to discuss challenges and solutions for a more effective response to humanitarian crises.
In view of the upcoming discussions, the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) is hosting a video blog series where humanitarians around the world present projects and share their ideas on how to reshape humanitarian aid for the years to come.
Take part in the discussion on how to #ReShapeAid.
Read more about the World Humanitarian Summit.
Video by European Union/ECHO