Nutrition

Meeting of the WHO Nutrition Guidance Expert Advisory Group (NUGAG)

Subgroup on Nutrition in the Life Course and Undernutrition: Area Acute Malnutrition

The meeting from 14 to 16 March 2011 will be the 2nd meeting for the Subgroup on Nutrition in the Life Course and Undernutrition: Area Acute Malnutrition.

The main objectives of this meeting are:

Severe acute malnutrition (SAM):

  • Present "The effectiveness of interventions to treat severely malnourished children: a systematic review" including:
    • Antibiotic treatment in children with SAM
    • Management of dehydration without shock due to diarrhoea in children with SAM
    • Management of shock with IV fluids in children with SAM
    • Feeding inpatient children with SAM and diarrhoea
    • Feeding the severely malnourished infants less than 6 months of age
  • Present the GRADE Evidence profiles for the management of SAM and discuss findings.
  • Discuss on-going systematic reviews in the management of SAM covering areas identified by the NUGAG in the 1st NUGAG meeting and not covered by the systematic review presented.
  • Define implications for research in the areas discussed.

Moderate acute malnutrition (MAM):

  • Present and discuss the draft specifications for foods for moderately malnourished children.
  • Present and discuss the systematic reviews on:
    • Cash transfer or other non-food based interventions for children with MAM
    • Population vs. individual targeting of nutritional programmes for children with MAM
    • Effectiveness and safety of a food supplement formulated along the proposed technical specifications for children with MAM
  • Present the GRADE Evidence profiles for the management of MAM and discuss findings.
  • Discuss protocols for remaining systematic reviews.
  • Define implications for research in the areas discussed.

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