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Management of moderate acute malnutrition

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Anonymous 184

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7 Dec 2011, 11:46

Somebody shed some practical light: What strategies should one employ for management of moderate acute malnutrition in contexts with significant GAM rates (>25%) but where implementation of SFP suffers significant pipeline breaks. Is it sufficient to provide nutrition education to the care givers as an option for treating moderate malnutrition - is there any evidence that this approach could have a significant impact in alleviation of the nutritional problem? I have my doubts though! What options would you recommed for proper management of MAM besides the classical SFP approach?

Mark Manary

Washington University School of Medicine

Technical expert

9 Jan 2012, 13:58

Nutrition education is a very poor strategy when MAM is a result of food shortages. I know of no evidence that nutrition education worked, and many instances when it will not. What is breaking the pipeline?

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