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Anonymous 3049

Nutrition Advisor

Normal user

16 Oct 2018, 15:55

In the SAM management protocol, RUTF is the recommended product which is used. However due to the breakdown in the supply pipeline, we usually find our hands tied on finding the optional criteria for continuity of SAM management. Do we have ANY optional or expanded criterias which can be used to control relapses of the already enrolled cases or manage the SAM cases in the absence of RUTF? More so can RUSF be used as an option and if so what would be the right administration doses?


Action Against Hunger UK

Technical expert

23 Oct 2018, 15:57

Hi Anonymous,
See this:

These options are supported by the inter-agency group noted in the document. This approach needs to be managed carefully so that implementing agencies do not simply default to 'expanded criteria' to cope with poor management of logistics.

I hope this helps.


Eucheria Igweshi

Nutrition Officer

Normal user

24 Oct 2018, 16:33

This is a major challenge which causes relapse of the already managing SAM cases due to absence of RUTF. Please, what can be used in managing the clients?

Charles Mutula

General Manager and Secretary to the Board.

Normal user

14 Nov 2018, 13:40

Dear Sir/ Madam,

I am not able to tell from what part of the World you are writing.
As far as the East and Central African region of the world is concerned, there are Sustainable quantities of Plumpy nut, Plumpy sup, F-100, F-75 and Resamol.
On 20th. September 2018. They appointed us regional distributors of these products and we have them in ample stocks in Nairobi and Mombasa. So in case your stocks run out just call us on +254726948360. Same day delivery.

Kenya Agrovet and Trading Cooperative Society.


Registered Nutritionist & Dietician

Normal user

22 Nov 2018, 03:18

Dear Charles,
Please post your address here. I come from East Africa. I will be interested to know your brand and your logistical arrangements to destinations in this region.

Charles Mutula

General Manager and Secretary to the Board.

Normal user

25 Nov 2018, 19:43

Dear Sir/Madam,

Our Brand of RUTF is Nutriset, and our contact is, or; Tel:+254726948360 . We can deliver :
1. Plumpy Nut,
2. Plumpy Sup,
4.F-75 and
5. Resamol any where in East Africa within 24 hours.
So contact us with your needs and we will do the rest.
Best regards,

N.B. Posting of this information does not imply any approval of the company by ENN. We are not familiar with this company and advise any readers to carry out their own assurances prior to purchase.

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