Keyword: Management of severe acute malnutrition

For more related articles, please see the category Management of severe acute malnutrition (SAM).

Caring for Severely Malnourished Children: Book Review

The last issue of Field Exchange reported on the publication of a new book ‘Caring for Severely Malnourished Children’ by Ann Ashworth and Ann Burgess.

Issue 20, November 2003 (page 16)

CMAM in India: What happened next?

State-level actors in India have been quick to use the momentum established at the Community based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) Conference in Addis Ababa to take forward the severe acute malnutrition (SAM) agenda.

Issue 43, July 2012 (page 88)

Community care: addressing the management of severe malnutrition

Summary of published paper.

Issue 14, November 2001 (page 4)

Cost-effective Treatment for Severely Malnourished Children: What is the Best Approach?

Summary of Published Paper.

Issue 2, August 1997 (page 12)

Debate on the Management of Severe Malnutrition : A Response

Many individuals and organisations, including NGOs, have contributed to the improved treatment of children with severe malnutrition, but case-management remains very poor in most hospitals in developing countries and many children die as a result.

Issue 20, November 2003 (page 17)

Decentralisation of out-patient management of severe malnutrition in Ethiopia

This article describes the large-scale rollout of outpatient therapeutic care in Ethiopia in response to the 2008 escalation in severe acute malnutrition.

Issue 36, July 2009 (page 12)

Effectiveness of public health systems to support national rollout strategies in Ghana

Like most developing countries, Ghana is faced with high rates of malnutrition. According to the Ghana Demographic and Health Survey (GDHS) 2008, 14% of children under five years are underweight, 28% are stunted and 9.0% wasted.

Issue 43, July 2012 (page 22)

Emotional Stimulation for acutely and severely malnourished children in SNNPR

Research has shown that the survival rate of malnourished children during food crises critically depends not just on the availability of appropriate therapeutic food, but also on the emotional and physical stimulations available for both the child and the caregiver (usually the mother).

Issue 40, February 2011 (page 85)

ENN/GIFA project

Summary of presentation.

Issue 19, July 2003 (page 28)

From Pilot to Scale-Up: The CMAM Experience in Nigeria

This article describes the experiences of ACF, Save the Children and UNICEF in supporting government scale up of CMAM programming in Nigeria.

Issue 43, July 2012 (page 90)

Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) scale up: Lessons from Somalia operations

Somalia has been in a state of armed conflict since 1988, and has been without an effective government since the fall of Siad Barre in 1991, representing the longest case of state collapse in modern times.

Issue 43, July 2012 (page 28)

Letter on inadequate coverage of SAM in Lancet Undernutrition Series, by Susan Shepherd


Issue 33, June 2008 (page 24)

Local versus industrially produced therapeutic milks in managing severe malnutrition

For the past eight years, Fondation Terre des hommes (Fondation Tdh) have been working in Mauritania, opening a nutritional unit for managing acute malnutrition in 2000.

Issue 34, October 2008 (page 13)

Managing severe acute malnutrition in high HIV prevalence areas

Summary of research.

Issue 34, October 2008 (page 7)

Managing severe acute malnutrition in India: prospects and Challenges

This article is based on a case study and presentation delivered by Biraj Patnaik for the Addis Ababa Conference on CMAM scale up in November 2011. He describes the scale of nutritional problems in India, current institutional mechanisms, and challenges in addressing the SAM burden in particular. Jamie Lee and Bernadette Feeney (Valid International) were invited by the India delegation to describe a number of developments in India since the conference around CMAM that are shared in a postscript.

Issue 43, July 2012 (page 85)

Operational study on SAM management in high HIV prevalence area

Summary of published research.

Issue 34, October 2008 (page 12)

Probiotics and prebiotics for SAM in Malawi

Summary of research.

Issue 37, November 2009 (page 10)

Putting nutrition products in their place: ACF position paper

Summary of position paper.

Issue 42, January 2012 (page 58)

Qualitative review of an alternative treatment of SAM in Myanmar

In 2009, Action Contre la Faim (ACF) treated an estimated 18,000 children under five years for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in Maungdaw and Buthidaung Townships and Sittwe, Rakhine state, western Myanmar.

Issue 42, January 2012 (page 7)

Response on F-75 and use of measuring scoops

Since 1986, Nutriset has been very involved in seeking practical solutions for the development of quality nutritional products.

Issue 32, January 2008 (page 14)

The new role of Nigerien medical NGOs in treating SAM

Niger has been affected by a persistent nutritional crisis, as documented over the past five years, with rates of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) consistently above critical thresholds. Child and infant mortality remains extremely high at 160 per 1,000 persons.

Issue 41, August 2011 (page 59)

Therapeutic challenges and treatment of hypovolaemic shock in severe malnutrition

Summary of proceedings.

Issue 38, April 2010 (page 17)

Treatment of severe malnutrition in Tanzania - a problem with ‘scoops’

This article describes practical problems in preparing therapeutic milk in a hospital-based setting and makes some suggestions to resolve them.

Issue 32, January 2008 (page 13)

Treatment of severe malnutrition now a core competency in health

Paediatricians took a giant step forward at the International Paediatric Association (IPA) Congress in Johannesburg in August 2010 when they resolved that treatment of malnutrition should become a core competency. It also had the support of the WHO, UNICEF and other United Nations agencies.

Issue 40, February 2011 (page 80)

UNICEF Global reporting update: SAM treatment in UNICEF supported countries

Following the CMAM mapping exercises of 2009 and 2011, UNICEF and Valid International are working together through a UNICEF-supported Project Cooperation Agreement (PCA). Thanks to Erin Boyd (UNICEF), Nicky Dent (Valid International),James Hedges (UNICEF HQ), Gideon Jones (Valid International), and Rachel Lozano for contributing to this article.

Issue 43, July 2012 (page 38)

WHO/TALC materials on the Management of Severe Malnutrition

Given the recent debate and rapidly evolving developments in the management of severe malnutrition, knowledge of current guidelines and training materials and how to access them is essential for field workers.

Issue 22, July 2004 (page 15)