Child Growth Monitor

Zero Hunger Lab collaborates with Welthungerhilfe

Published: 26th May 2020 Last updated: 16th June 2020

Tilburg University’s Zero Hunger Lab and the German non-profit NGO Welthungerhilfe (WHH) collaborate in realizing Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger.

Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest private help organizations in Germany that is fighting for a world without hunger in 2030. The organization works on the principle of ‘help for self-help’: from emergency aid to reconstruction and long-term development with national and international partner organizations.

Together they et up a number of pilot projects at the end of 2019. One of them is the ‘Child Growth Monitor’ whereby the Zero Hunger Lab (ZHL) is developing an algorithm for a mobile app that measures the level of malnutrition based on a video. In that way, the WHH and other NGO teams can help undernourished babies and children faster and better, even in areas that are difficult to reach, simply by using mobile phones. 

Expanding the collaboration

To further expand the collaboration in the coming five years, online workshops will take place this week whereby the ZHL team will present the theory, practical application, and impact of data science in a master class, a game event, and various workshops.