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Since 2008, we have been screening and admitting children to outpatient therapeutic program using MUAC 11.0; in June 2009 we adopted MUAC< 11.5 as per the new WHO guidelines. However, we are expected to begin making admissions using WH Scores and MUAC. Before we begin implementation, I would be glad to know if there will be significant increase in OTP caseload after adoption of WHZ scores. Between MUAC and WHZ which one captures more children to OTP? am worried we could just require more staff due to extra workload of measuring children without any significant increase in caseload.* note this is among pastoral communities in Kenya
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