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Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement Therapy in Children with Severe Acute Malnutrition: A Randomized Controlled Trial

The study assessed the benefits of pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) in a randomized, controlled trial in 90 children aged 6-60 months with complicated severe acute malnutrition at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Malawi. PERT did not improve weight gain in severely malnourished children but did increase the rate of hospital discharge. and mortality. […]

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Malnutrition eLearning is effective for global capacity building

A new research has been published in the Journal of Internet Medical Research by Sunhea Choi and colleagues. The study tested whether the malnutrition eLearning course, developed by IMTF and University of Southampton, improves knowledge and skills of in-service and preservice health professionals in managing children with severe acute malnutrition and enables them to apply […]

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Identifying SAM children: MUAC and/or Weight-for-Height

Grellety and Golden (2018) have published 3 new papers which challenge the use of MUAC solely for identification of children with Severe Acute Malnutrition. Access the full papers below: Severely malnourished children with a low weight-for-height have a higher mortality than those with a low mid-upper-arm-circumference: I. Empirical data demonstrates Simpson’s paradox link Severely malnourished […]

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Identifying children at risk of malnutrition

In this paper, Alan Jackson provides an editorial for the three papers published by by Grellety and Golden (2018), which explore comparisons between the use of mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) and the use of weight in relation to height (WH) to screen for and identify children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) at risk of death. […]

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Evidence-based approaches to childhood stunting in low and middle income countries: a systematic review

This systematic review systematically evaluated health and nutrition programmes to identify context-specific interventional packages that might help to prioritise the implementation of programmes for reducing stunting in low and middle income countries (LMICs). Read more here here

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A mobile app to manage acute malnutrition

A mobile health (mHealth) application has been developed and piloted in five countries by World Vision, Dimagi, Save the Children and International Medical Corps (IMC). The purpose of the app is to help health workers follow treatment protocol and generate accurate and timely data to respond to changes in caseloads. The paper discusses challenges and […]

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Enhancing emergency care in low-income countries using mobile technology-based training tools

This paper discusses the role of mobile technology in developing training tools for health workers, with particular reference to low-income countries (LICs). Read more here

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ANEC VII Pre-congress Workshop on Prevention and Treatment of Severe Malnutrition

The IMTF in collaboration with the African Nutrition Society invites you to a workshop Communities of Practice for prevention and treatment of severe malnutrition. The workshop will be held during the VII African Nutrition and Epidemiology Conference, in Marrakech, Morocco to be held from 9th to 14th October 2016. Aim and purpose The aim of […]

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7th African Nutrition and Epidemiology Conference, Marrakesh City, Morocco

The 7th African Nutrition Epidemiology Conference (ANEC VII) will be held in Marrakesh City, Morocco from 9-14th October, 2016. The conference is being hosted by the Moroccan Society of Nutrition in conjunction with the African Nutrition Society. Click a link to link to conference website

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Obituary in Memory of Dr. URBAN JONSSON

Dr. Urban Jonsson passed away on March 8th, just a few days after his 72nd birthday. Urban Jonsson, a national of Sweden and resident of Tanzania, held a Ph.D. in Food Science with focus on Nutrition. He pursued advanced training on nutrition at Cornell University and lifelong studies in philosophy, mathematics and a series of […]

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