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kamal raj

nutrition specialist

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7 Sep 2009, 05:05

After running a high impact SAM intervention with a solid community and facility based care component with a provision of RUTF, the program will have to close down by the end of December. The scenario is like this where the area is prone for emergencies, malnutrition in these areas is ramphat and there is a need to maintain our presence in the area if not running a full blown SAM intervention but at least a well designed intervention on prevention and promotion activities so that we 'll be able to prevent MAM children slipping into SAM, monitor the situation closely, build the capacity of the district health system and at the same time respond briskly in the event of an emergency.
Appreciate if someone can share with me a program design for setting up prevention and promotion activities to change behaviors, increase awareness and set up proper surveillance to monitor the situation. Please let me know if there are any programs designed with prevention as the main goal. Thanks.

Anonymous 85

Senior Nutrition Advisor IMC

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9 Sep 2009, 13:26

You should look at what Food for the Hungry and World Vision has been doing with Mother Care Groups. It is a prevention model and they have recorded as high as 90% reduction in SAM even with no food intervention.

kamal raj

nutrition specialist

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10 Sep 2009, 06:15

Many Thanks, will look at it.

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