Aide La Vie Nutrition is a non-profit organization with a vision to produce a special peanut butter paste, known as Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF), for the life-saving treatment of malnourished children in Benin, West Africa.
Severe Acute Malnutrition
How is Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) different than hunger? SAM is a clinical diagnosis of children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years of age. Child malnutrition is responsible directly or indirectly for 35% of the deaths of children under 5. RUTF has a 92% success rate in SAM compared to the previous treatment of hospitalization which only had a 26% success rate.