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Implementation of 2006 WHO child growth standards

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Rogers Wanyama

Emergency Nutrition Specialist

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2 Dec 2010, 09:28

With the adoption and implementation of 2006 WHO Child growths standards for Emergency nutrition Programmes, It was also expected that - Treatment duration was to be shortened for children identified according to weight-for-height < - 3 Z-score of the WHO standard compared to those identified with weight-for-height < 70% of the median NCHS. Any datasets analyzed to ascertain this? Thanks

André BRIEND

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2 Dec 2010, 11:19

Dear Rogers, This issue is discussed in the paper : Minetti A, Shams Eldin M, Defourny I, Harczi G. Impact of the shift from NCHS growth reference to WHO(2006) growth standards in a therapeutic feeding programme in Niger. Trop Med Int Health. 2009 Oct;14(10):1210-4. Available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-3156.2009.02366.x/pdf See Table 2.

Rogers Wanyama

Emergency Nutrition Specialist

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10 Dec 2010, 08:03

Dr. Andre Thanks for the link. Rogers

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