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Effectiveness of WSB and oil to treat malnourished PLW

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Alison Donnelly

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11 Feb 2011, 10:44

Can anyone point me in the direction of any research/evaluations on the effectiveness of providing WSB and oil to treat acute malnutrition in pregnant and lactating women in short-term (6-12 months) emergency SFPs?

Mija Ververs

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11 Feb 2011, 13:55

dear alison. I am afraid I do not have the answer but please share with me if you get some answers as i am very much interested in this too.
Related to this a counter question: How do you diagnose the acute mlanutrition in a/ pregnant women and b/ in lactating women? What measurements are you currently usingt and their cut-off points?
Thanks, mija

Alison Donnelly

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11 Feb 2011, 14:11

Hi Mija, we are using MUAC <21cm as the admission criteria.

Tamsin Walters

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14 Feb 2011, 20:44

From Maria Catharina Phan Ju Lan:

Dear Mija, in Indonesia we apply muac less than 23.5 cm as pem pregnant mother and they entitle for food supplment biscuits sandwich 100 g day only for 3 months. There is no efficacy and effectiveness of this product yet. Maria.

Mija Ververs

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15 Feb 2011, 07:23

Thanks Maria. What nutritional intervention you do for lactating women? Something similar? Same cut-off for MUAC? Or different?
You state no efficacy or effectiveness tested yet? Are you doing some research on this? Any preliminary information whether this approach for pregnant women is efficacious? Regards, Mija

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