Field guide on rapid nutritional assessment in emergencies


WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean

Publication details

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



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. It provides a simple, step-by-step procedure for carrying out a rapid survey of nutritional status, from the selection of the survey sample and methodology to the analysis and interpretation of results. The steps are easy to follow, yet they are based on sound scientific principles and yield reliable data for planning appropriate intervention.