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

Project Overview

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.



  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Project Collaborators

  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Foundation of the NIH
  • Foundation of the NIH

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