The coalition engages governments and other actors to support them in making the best decisions about prevention of and treatment for severe acute malnutrition. First and foremost, the coalition ensures that key stakeholders understand exactly what severe acute malnutrition is, where and why it happens, and how easy and effective treatment can be. It supports governments, donors and implementing agencies to develop policies and practices that realise the potential to increase global child survival rates.

We provide the evidence, intelligence, and data that governments and other key actors need to make informed decisions. The coalition works with national governments in high burden countries to inform practical action and policymaking and help them set national targets for reducing severe acute malnutrition and for treatment coverage. It provides NGOs and other agencies with support to inform their programming and advocacy, and helps identify and remove challenges in programming so that good and proven ideas can be quickly rolled out.