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Sharing Resource: "State of the Evidence 2021: Modifications to Acute Malnutrition Management"

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Maria Wrabel

Action Against Hunger USA

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31 Aug 2021, 23:19

Action Against Hunger USA is excited to share its new resource: “State of the Evidence 2021: Modifications Aiming to Optimize Acute Malnutrition Management in Children under Five."

This document offers a high-level summary of existing evidence to date on six innovative modifications (“simplified approaches”) to standard community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) protocols: Family MUAC; reduced frequency of follow-up visits; modified admissions and discharge criteria; combined treatment/protocol for SAM and MAM; modified dosage of therapeutic foods; and CHW-led acute malnutrition treatment. Each summary objectively presents findings related to effectiveness, operational considerations, costs and cost-effectiveness, successes and challenges, and areas for future research and learning.

The goal of this resource is to encourage and guide evidence-based decision making on programming, policy, and innovation related to simplified approaches for practitioners and policymakers at local, national, and global levels.

The State of the Evidence 2021 document is available at:

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