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CMAM mitigation strategies in light of COVID-19

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Casie Tesfai

Senior Advisor for Nutrition, RESCUE

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18 Mar 2020, 17:19

Hi global nutrition colleagues,

IRC is developing mitigation strategies for our programming in light of COVID-19 including guidance for CMAM programs. I'm reaching out to see if any other organization has developed guidance for CMAM programs so we can coordinate on this. We're providing guidance to our country programs on how to change delivery of services to reduce exposure to health facilities and avoid large groups of people gathering at the same time, however we're particularly concerned about our inpatient SAM patients and what an appropriate mitigation strategy would look like, particularly in the worst case scenario. Feel free to reach out directly to coordinate, I'm happy to work with others on this, however we are moving quickly to get this guidance out to our colleagues.

thanks,

Casie

Tamsin Walters

en-net moderator

Forum moderator

18 Mar 2020, 18:36

Hi Casie,

Did you see the post with the GTAM technical brief here ?

It might be useful, as well as link you to others working on this. 

Best wishes,

Tamsin

Tamsin Walters

en-net moderator

Forum moderator

26 Mar 2020, 16:03

Dear all,

As a contribution to the coronavirus pandemic response, UNSCN has compiled a list of available resources and key readings with a focus on nutrition and food systems. The list is available here.

This list will be continually updated and expanded as more resources become available.

Best wishes,

Tamsin

André BRIEND

Frequent user

26 Mar 2020, 16:14

We may expect an excess of deaths in elderly people with the current Covid19 epidemic. This may have indirect unexpected consequences on nutritional status and survival of infants and young children. See an old often forgotten study suggesting that children with a living maternal grandmother have a better nutritional status and survival.

Sear R, Mace R, McGregor IA. Maternal grandmothers improve nutritional status and survival of children in rural Gambia. Proc Biol Sci. 2000 Aug 22;267(1453):1641-7.

https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/abs/10.1098/rspb.2000.1190

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