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Community-based management of severe malnutrition in children

In preparation for the joint WHO/SCN/UNICEF Meeting on Community-based Management of Severe Malnutrition in Children conducted in November 2005, four background papers were commissioned by the Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development and by the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development of WHO. A fifth paper was written by an NGO. These papers can be downloaded from this web page. The meeting report and the background paper are presented by a short introduction paper.


Briend A, Prudhon C, Weise Prinzo Z, Daelmans B, Mason J. Putting back the management of severe malnutrition on the international health agenda

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Meeting report

Proceedings of the WHO, UNICEF and SCN Informal Consultation on Community-Based Management of Severe Malnutrition in Children

Full text [pdf 556kb]

Background papers

  • Myatt M, Khara T, Collins S. A review of methods to detect cases of severely malnourished children in the community for their admission into community-based therapeutic care programs
  • Ashworth A. Efficacy and effectiveness of community-based treatment of severe malnutrition
  • Collins S, Sadler K, Dent N, Khara T, GuerreroS, Myatt M, Saboya M, Walsh A. Key issues in the success of community-based management of severe malnutrition
  • Manary M. Local production and provision of ready-to-use therapeutic food for the treatment of severe childhood malnutrition
  • Gatchell V, Forsythe V, Thomas PR. The sustainability of Community-based Therapeutic Care (CTC) in non-acute emergency contexts
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