MAL-ED: A Global Network for the Study of Malnutrition and Enteric Diseases

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  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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  • Johns Hopkins University

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  • Ongoing

MAL-ED: A Global Network for the Study of Malnutrition and Enteric Diseases

Poor nutrition is linked to more than half of child deaths worldwide and to acute and chronic morbidity in children living in the developing world. The MAL-ED program studies the relationship between malnutrition and intestinal infections and the consequences of these conditions on various aspects of child development. It is a five-year, multi-site project administered by the Foundation for NIH and the Fogarty International Center and is supported by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation of approximately $30 million.