Nutrition

Field guide on rapid nutritional assessment in emergencies

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Authors:
WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean

Publication details

Number of pages: 63
Publication date: 1995
Languages: Arabic, English, Spanish
ISBN: 92 9021 198 9

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Overview

This field guide is intended for all those who are faced with the need to make rapid but reliable estimates of the nutritional situation in an emergency as a basis for subsequent action.

In an emergency, time is often limited and there is a need for immediate information on the severity and extend of nutritional problems.

As a result, data are often hastily collected and are later found to be of little use.