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Resources for management of acute malnutrition in infants less than 6 months

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Tamsin Walters

en-net moderator

Forum moderator

3 Apr 2014, 13:27

We are delighted to launch this new thematic area on management of acute malnutrition in infants less than 6 months of age.

The latest WHO guideline updates on the management of SAM in infants and children (2013) includes specific recommendations for this age-group and for the first time, makes recommendations regarding community based management for uncomplicated cases. However there remains a lack of evidence to inform and guide programming and this is a priority area of ongoing research.

We hope that this en-net technical forum will contribute to the learning by providing a space for you as practitioners to exchange experiences to inform management of cases that you are seeing in your programmes today. We particularly need the guidance of those working in neonatal health and maternal health, so please share this forum with your colleagues in other sectors and encourage them to contribute.

Our team of experienced technical moderators will be at the helm to help answer the most challenging questions: Jay Berkley, Mark Manary, Marko Kerac, Martha Mwangome and Sylvia Garry.

We have compiled a list of relevant resources to support you in your work; all these resources are located in the ENN Resource Library. Please share with us any resources you recommend.

Dr. Fatema Mofid-Ayat

MCH National Program Officer

Normal user

8 Apr 2014, 06:15

MAMI is really important in infants. And we should be aware about the causes and prevention of this. Although IYCF practices are effective in prevention. But the action to improve knowledge of people and enhance education system is important. So we should try to find any way to help solutions to convey IYCF messages to all people of the communities. Are you agree with me or no?

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