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VALID represents a social investment opportunity with a chance to drive real, sustainable change in the way malnutrition is address globally

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Healthcare Services
  • Location Bantry, Cork, Ierland
  • Currency USD
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Company Summary

VALID combine’s evidence based techniques with high quality, locally manufactured "ready-to-use" nutritious foods to treat & prevent malnutrition; the greatest single source of poverty, ill health & underdevelopment today. Prevention is the most cost effective way to stimulate economic growth & save child lives. VALID treats people at risk of malnutrition as customers, with power over their own consumption choices, rather than as helpless victims


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    Steve Collins
    Founder and Executive Director

    Steve Collins is a medical doctor with a doctorate in nutrition & has worked in aid & development since 1985. Steve developed the Community based Therapeutic Care model in 1998, an innovation later adopted by the WHO now called CMAM, & has since been central to the development & expansion of CMAM using Ready to Use Foods. Steve received an MBE for his services to humanitarianism in 2001, is a respected academic & a Senior Fellow of ASHOKA.

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    Alistair Hallam
    Founder and Director

    Alistair Hallam is a medical doctor & qualified economist. He has worked in the area of humanitarian aid for 24+ years managing relief programmes all over the world. Alistair worked as a research fellow at the Overseas Development Institute & is expert in evaluating humanitarian aid programs with a focus on cost effectiveness. He worked for many of the world’s leading donor governments & aid organisations including the Central Bank in Mozambique

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    Paul Murphy
    Chief Executive Valid Nutrition

    Paul Murphy is Chief Executive of Valid Nutrition since 2009. Formerly Chairman & Chief Executive of Unilever Ireland where he spent 27 years in a variety of different roles & countries, having joined the Management Development Programme as a trainee after graduating from Trinity College Dublin with a degree in Economics & Business Administration. Experience in Unilever spans marketing/sales & 15 years in senior general management positions.