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Efficacy and safety of F-100, diluted F-100 (F100D), and infant formula (IF) in the rehabilitation phase of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) for infants below 6 months

A new study has found that F-100 can be safely used in the rehabilitation phase for infants under 6 months with SAM and there is no need to prepare alternative formulations. In a double-blind randomized clinical trial conducted to assess the efficacy and safety of F-100, F-100D, and IF at the Nutrition Rehabilitation Unit, icddr,b, […]

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Welcome to the New Malnutrition eLearning Course

Malnutrition eLearning is an interactive, contextualised and media-rich course. Since its launch in 2011 to spring 2018, the malnutrition eLearning had been used by over 17,000 health professionals and students from more than 120 countries. The course had to be reimplemented in 2018 since the technologies used in developing it were becoming obsolete. The revised […]

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WHO Anthro Survey Analyser

WHO Anthro Survey Analyser has been updated – it now includes data quality assessment feature and is available online and offline. You can access WHO Anthro Survey Analyser here

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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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