WFP marks this year’s African Day of School Feeding with a launch of its flagship report State of School Feeding Worldwide 2020. The report uses the best available data sources to describe the coverage, implementation practices and costs of school-based health and nutrition programmes worldwide. The 2020 also reports the direction and scale of change […]
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Dear Colleague Your most popular malnutrition elearning course has been reimplemented to enable continued usage across the globe. The new url for the course is http://www.med.soton.ac.uk/nutrition/NewMaleL.html. You can also use this link to access the course. Send the link to colleagues, students and your contacts who may be interested.
The International Union of Nutrition Sciences established a formal task force in 2018, The International Collaboration on Nutrition in relation to Cancer (ICONIC) in order to promote and facilitate collaboration between the scientific communities engaged in nutrition and cancer in research, education and training, and in clinical or public health practice. ICONIC is comprised of […]
Effectiveness of Interventions for Managing Acute Malnutrition in Children under Five Years of Age in Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Excerpts from the Abstract This review summarizes findings from a total of 42 studies (48 papers), including 35,017 children and reported some benefit of integrated community-based screening, identification, and management of SAM and MAM on improving recovery rate. The authors also found that facility-based screening and management of uncomplicated SAM has no effect on recovery […]
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, […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]