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Concerns regarding guidance on MAM included in WHO overweight/obesity guideline

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Marie McGrath

Technical Director, ENN

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27 Feb 2018, 16:11

As requested by the authors, ENN is sharing a letter sent to officials and program officers at the World Health Organization (WHO) in February 2018, in response to a WHO guideline issued in September 2017 on management of overweight and obesity in childhood. The letter shares concerns regarding a recommendation on treatment of children with moderate acute malnutrition within this guideline (recommendation 1, page 4). A meeting is scheduled in the coming week to review this situation.

Mark Manary

Washington University School of Medicine

Technical expert

28 Feb 2018, 11:30

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