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UNICEF-WHO guidelines 2020 prevention and treatment of wasting during Covid19

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Abdul

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31 Aug 2020, 08:50

The new UNICEF and WHO guidelines for treatement of wasting during covid19 recommends plumpynut 2 sachets for SAM and 1 sachet for MAM, but, when there is too many MAM and few plumpynut, can we use plumpysup?? thank you Abdul

Paul

Action Against Hunger UK

Technical expert

10 Sep 2020, 16:54

Hi Abdul,

In short, yes you can. 

The GTAM technical brief actually states: "Adopt simplified RUF dosage (e.g. 1 sachet/day for uncomplicated moderate wasting, and 2 sachets/day for uncomplicated severe wasting)". Note "RUF", not 'RUTF'.

Cheers,

Paul

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