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MODERATE ACUTE MALNUTRITION: A DECISION TOOL FOR EMERGENCIES

Post date Friday, 30 June, 2017 - 09:15
Document Type Periodic Monitoring Report
Content Themes Protection, Preparedness, Nutrition
Sources Unicef

A review of targeted supplementary feeding programmes in emergencies found that there
was very limited data on the effectiveness of these programmes. The WHO convened a
meeting in 2008 to review dietary management of children with moderate acute
malnutrition. As a result, over the past several years there have been significant changes to
strengthen nutrition programming in emergencies including the development of new
specialised nutritious foods and a shift to greater emphasis on preventing acute
malnutrition.

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