Community-based

Find below a list of research papers on community-based management of acute malnutrition.

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Community-based management rationale

Collins, S. (2007) Treating severe acute malnutrition seriously. Arch Dis Child 2007: 92: 453-461. Link

Collins, S. (2004) Community-based therapeutic care – a new paradigm for selective feeding in nutritional crises. Humanitarian Policy Network paper 48. London: Overseas Development Institute, 2004. Link

Collins, S. (2001) Changing the way we address severe malnutrition during famine. Lancet 2001; 358: 498-501. Link

Cook, R. (1971) Is hospital the place for the treatment of malnourished children? J Trop Pediatr 17: 15–25. Link

Grobler-Tanner, C., Collins, S. (2004) Community therapeutic care (CTC): a new approach to managing acute malnutrition in emergencies and beyond. Community therapeutic care (CTC): a new approach to managing acute malnutrition in emergencies and beyond. Link

Khara, T., Collins, S. (2004) Community-therapeutic care (CTC). Emergency Nutrition Network 2004; (special supplement 2): 1-55. Link

Manary, M.J., Ndekha, M.J., Ashborn, P., Maleta, K., Briend, A. (2004) Home based therapy for severe malnutrition with ready-to-use food. Arch Dis Child 89: 557–561. Link

Community-based management effectiveness

Ahmed, T. (date unknown) Community-based nutritional rehabilitation without food distribution: experience from Bangladesh. IN: WHO, UNICEF and SCN informal consultation on community-based management of severe malnutrition in children. Link

Ashworth, A. (2006) Efficacy and effectiveness of community-based treatment of severe malnutrition. Food Nutr Bull 2006; 27 (suppl): S24-S48. Link

Ashworth, A. (2001) Community-based rehabilitation of severely malnourished children: a review of successful programmes. Community-based rehabilitation of severely malnourished children: a review of successful programmes. Link

Beaudry-Darisme, M., Latham, M.C. (1973) Nutrition rehabilitation centers—an evaluation of their performance. J Trop Pediatr Environ Child Health 1973; 19: 299-332. Link

Beghin, I.D., Viteri, F.E. (1973) Nutritional rehabilitation centres: an evaluation of their performance. J Trop Pediatr Environ Child Health 1973; 19: 403-416. Link

Bengoa, J.M. (1967) Nutrition rehabilitation centres. J Trop Pediatr 1967; 13: 169-176. Link

Bredow, M.T., Jackson, A.A. (1994) Community based, effective, low cost approach to the treatment of severe malnutrition in rural Jamaica. Arch Dis Child 1994; 71: 297-303. Link

Chapko, M.K., Prual, A., Gramatie, Y., Maazou, A.A. (1994) Randmoized clinical trial comparing hospital to ambulatory rehabilitation of malnourished children in Niger. Journal of Tropical Paediatrics 1994: 40: 225-30. Link

Cilberto, M.A., Sandige, H., Ndekha, M.J., et al. (2005) Comparison of home-based therapy with ready-to-use therapeutic food with standard therapy in the treatment of malnourished Malawian children: a controlled, clinical effectiveness trial. Am J Clin Nutr 2005; 81: 864-870. Link

Collins, S., Dent, N., Binns, P., Bahwere, P., Sadler, K., et al. (2006) Management of severe acute malnutrition in children. Lancet 368: 1992–2000. Link

Collins, S., Sadler, K. (2002) Outpatient care for severely malnourished children in emergency relief programmes: a retrospective cohort study. Lancet 2002; 360: 1824-1830. Link

Collins, S., Sadler, K., Dent, N., et al. (2006) Key issues in the success of community-based management of severe malnutrition. Food Nutr Bull 2006; 27: S49-S82. Link

Gaboulaud, V., Dan-Bouzoua, N., Brasher, C., Fedida, G., Gergonne, B., Brown, V. (2007) Could nutritional rehabilitation at home complement or replace centre-based therapeutic feeding programmes for severe malnutrition? Journal Tropical Paediatrics 2007, 53: 49-51. Link

Gueri, M. Andrews, N., Fox, K., Jutsum, P., St Hill, D. (1985) A supplementary feeding programme for the management of severe and moderate malnutrition outside hospital. J Trop Pediatr 1985; 31: 101-108. Link

Guerrero, S., Bahwere, P., Sadler, K., Collins, S. (2005) Integrating CTC and HIV/AIDS Support in Malawi. Field Exchange 2005; 25: 8-10. Link

Guerrero, S., Mollison, S. (2005) Engaging communities in emergency response: the CTC experience in Western Darfur. IN: Humanitarian Policy Network, ed. Humanitarian Exchange. London: Overseas Development Institute, 2005: 20-22. Link

Heikens, G.T., Schofield, W.N., Dawson, S., Grantham-McGregor, S. (1989) Heikens, G.T., Schofield, W.N., Dawson, S., Grantham-McGregor, S. Eur J Clin Nutr 1989; 43: 145-160.

Myatt, M., Feleke, T., Sadler, K., Collins, S. (2005) A field trial of a survey method for estimating the coverage of selective feeding programs. Bull World Health Organ 2005; 83: 20-26. Link

Ndekha, M.J., Manary, M.J., Ashorn, P., Briend, A. (2005) Home-based therapy with ready-to-use therapeutic food is of benefit to malnourished, HIV-infected Malawian children. Acta Paediatr 2005; 94: 222-225. Link

Sadler, K., Myatt, M., Feleke, T., Collins, S. (2007) A comparison of the programme coverage of two therapeutic feeding interventions implemented in neighbouring districts of Malawi. Public Health Nutrition 2007; 1-7. Link

Sandige, H., Ndekha, M.J., Briend, A., Ashorn, P., Manary, M.J. (2004) Home-based treatment of malnourished Malawian children with locally produced or imported ready-to-use food. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2004; 39: 141-146. Link

Tectonidis, M. (2006) Crisis in Niger—outpatient care for severe acute malnutrition. N Engl J Med 2006; 354: 224-227. Link

WHO, UNICEF, SCN. (2005) WHO, UNICEF and SCN informal consultation on community-based management on severe malnutrition in children. Meeting report. Geneva: WHO.Link

Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF)

Briend, A. (2001) Highly nutrient-dense spreads: a new approach to delivering multiple micronutrients to high-risk groups. Br J Nutr 2001; 85 (suppl 2): S175-S179. Link

Briend, A. (1997) Treatment of severe malnutrition with a therapeutic spread. Field Exchange 1997; 2: 15. Link

Briend, A., Lascala, R., Prudhon, C., Mounier, B., Grellety, Y., et al. (1999) Ready-to-use therapeutic food for treatment of marasmus. Lancet 353: 1767–1768. Link

Diop, E.H.I., Dossou, N.I., Ndour, M.M., Briend, A., Wade, S. (2003) Comparison of the efficacy of a solid ready to use food and a liquid milk-based diet for the rehabilitation of severely malnourished children: a randomized trial. Am J Clin Nutr 2003; 78: 302-307. Link

Manary, M. (2004) Local production and provision of ready-to-use therapeutic food for the treatment of severe childhood malnutrition. Technical Background Paper. Link

Flax, V.L., Ashorn, U., Phuka, J., Maleta, K., Manargy, M.J. and Ashorn, P. (2008) Feeding patterns of underweight children in rural Malawi given supplementary fortified spread at home. Maternal and Child Nutrition 4 (1) 65-73. Link