IIMSAM’s Ambassador and One of Japan’s Leading Venture Capitalists and Visionary Entrepreneur George Hara Delivers “Concrete Deeds” in Zambia with an Ongoing Spirulina Lifesaving Distribution Programme
DIC Corporation: the world largest Spirulina producer (Japan)
– Programme Against Malnutrition (PAM): a NGO fights against malnutrition (Zambia)
– DK Foods Zambia Limited: A food processing company (Zambia)
In the past, the society have regarded “hunger = acute malnutrition”. As a result, the international efforts in improving nutrition have focused more on acute malnutrition. This may be because acute malnutrition accompanies radical weight loss that cannot go unnoticed.
On the other hand, chronic malnutrition has often been overlooked since its symptom is not apparent. However, statistics shows that over 30% of under 5 years-old children in developing countries are chronically malnourished. More than 6,000,000 children lose their lives due to diseases triggered by chronic malnutrition. Today, chronic malnutrition is called as “hidden hunger”, and the importance of intervening into the symptom is starting to be recognized.