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Anonymous 31985

nutritionniste

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15 Apr 2019, 21:19

Hello all,

1. My first question concerns the monitoring of children considered cured from nutritional treatment centers (wasting):
- How do you ensure follow-up (home visits? Consultation? Etc.) and how often (weekly the first month? monthly after one month?
- What kind of documents do you give to the person responsible for the child? what information appears in it?

2. My other question is about food stamps. One of the difficulties of this system is to ensure that these are used by vulnerable families for the real purchase of food. How do you manage to control that? Would you have any advice to give me?

Thank you for sharing!

Tamsin Walters

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10 May 2019, 10:01

Hello,

Below are a couple of links to publications on the management of moderate acute malnutrition that might be helpful in answering your first question:

https://foodaidquality.org/sites/default/files/publications/MAM-management-CMAM-Forum-Technical-Brief-Sept-2014.pdf

https://www.who.int/elena/titles/food_children_mam/en/

or resources on the Global Nutrition Cluster website: http://nutritioncluster.net/topics/mam-management/

I am not sure how consistently follow-up after successful discharge is implemented, but hope that others can share from their experiences of programming.

Please let us know in which country/context you are working, so that people might be able to share more specific resources.

Best wishes,
Tamsin

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