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Statement on the management of at-risk mothers and infants under six months (MAMI) in the context of COVID-19

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GTAM Wasting TWG

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6 Aug 2020, 15:31

The MAMI Special Interest Group with the support of the Wasting Thematic Working Group of the Global Technical Assistance Mechanism for Nutrition (GTAM) have issued a statement on MAMI in the context of COVID 19.

The statement can be found here:

This statement is issued in response to concerns related to COVID-19 and its potential impact on the wellbeing of infants under six months (u6m) and their caregivers. An estimated 8.5 million infants u6m are wasted globally and many more - such as infants who are underweight, stunted and/or low birth weight - are also at increased risk of death, illness and poor development. The COVID-19 pandemic is increasing the risks to infant and maternal wellbeing and warrants collective, integrated action. Therefore, management of at-risk mothers and infants under 6 months (MAMI) should be integrated in existing health and nutrition services, and in programme adaptations and response plans for the COVID-19 context.

The MAMI Special Interest Group is an established global collective of programmers, policymakers and researchers.

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