Actress Sonam Kapoor has become the Goodwill Ambassador for Fight Hunger Foundation, an NGO dedicated to the fight against malnutrition.
The organisation is active in three states — Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh – where its expert teams diagnose and treat malnourished children, and work with mothers on prevention techniques, including the promotion of breastfeeding, good hygiene and care practices in addition to providing a nutritious diet.
“Each year, over one million children die from malnutrition-related causes in India. It is inconceivable to me that there are children who do not have access to proper nutrition and clean water. We cannot build a productive and peaceful world on empty stomachs,” Sonam said in a statement.
The actress visited a Fight Hunger Foundation’s project site — the Medical Nutrition Therapy production unit – at Chota Sion Hospital recently.
During her visit, she met many mothers and malnourished children and took time to speak to the dedicated hospital staff to learn more. One of the children she met — 10-month-old Silvan — was on the road to recovery after being diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition. – CINEWS