Keyword: Community based therapeutic care (CTC)

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

Adopting CTC from Scratch in Ethiopia (Special Supplement 2)

Save the Children USA (SC-US) implemented an emergency health and nutrition programme in Sidama zone of SNNP region of Ethiopia, in response to the 2003 food crisis.

Supplement 2, November 2004 (page 30)

Case Studies (Special Supplement 2)

Case Studies.

Supplement 2, November 2004 (page 14)

Community-based Approaches to Managing Severe Malnutrition

A three day meeting was held in Dublin hosted by Concern and Valid International between 8-10th of October, 2003 on community-based treatment1 of the severely malnourished.

Issue 21, March 2004 (page 16)

Community-based Therapeutic Care (CTC)

Summary of published research.

Issue 19, July 2003 (page 6)

Community-based Therapeutic Care (CTC): A Field Manual

Community Therapeutic Care (CTC) is an approach to managing acute malnutrition that has regularly featured in Field Exchange and was the subject of an ENN special supplement.

Issue 29, December 2006 (page 33)

Cost effectiveness of CMAM in Malawi

Summary of published research.

Issue 41, August 2011 (page 24)

Cost effectiveness of community-based and inpatient therapeutic feeding programmes to treat SAM in Ethiopia

Aretrospective study was recently conducted in SNNPR, Ethiopia to determine the average cost of treatment of a severely malnourished child in a therapeutic feeding centre (TFC) and in a community based therapeutic care (CTC) programme, to determine the effectiveness of TFC and CTC programmes as measured by the clinical outcomes, and to compare the cost effectiveness of the two approaches.

Issue 41, August 2011 (page 22)

CTC from Scratch - Tear Fund in South Sudan (Special Supplement 2)

Tearfund has been working in Northern Bahr el Ghazal, southern Sudan, in the nutrition sector since 1998.

Supplement 2, November 2004 (page 28)

CTC in Ethiopia- Working from CTC Principles (Special Supplement 2)

In December 2002, nutrition surveys carried out by Concern Worldwide, in collaboration with Amhara Region Disasters, Preparedness and Prevention Bureau (DPPB), reported acute malnutrition levels of 17.2% global malnutrition and 3.1% severe malnutrition (based on weight for height in z scores) in Kalu and Dessie Zuria districts, South Wollo. .

Supplement 2, November 2004 (page 14)

CTC in South Sudan - A Comparison of Agency Approaches and the Dilemmas Involved (Special Supplement 2)

In 2003 both Concern Worldwide and Tearfund asked Valid International to support them in the setting-up of CTC programmes to address high rates of acute malnutrition in South Sudan.

Supplement 2, November 2004 (page 25)

Cultural integration in CTC: Practical suggestions for project implementers (Special Supplement 2)

The SPHERE guidelines touch only superficially on culture and the cultural acceptability of humanitarian assistance. However, in recent decades, the wider field of international health has produced a variety of initiatives intended to account for culture in the design and delivery of programmes.

Supplement 2, November 2004 (page 41)

Decentralisation and scale up of outpatient management of SAM in Ethiopia (2008-2010)

This article describes experiences and observations around the successful decentralisation and scale up of the outpatient management of severe acute malnutrition in Ethiopia in the period 2008 to 2010. It includes achievements, the challenges around monitoring and reporting and ongoing steps needed to strengthen and assure service quality.

Issue 40, February 2011 (page 39)

Éditorial (français)

Cette édition spéciale de Field Exchange consacrée aux « Leçons pour le déploiement de la prise en charge communautaire de la malnutrition aiguë (PCMA) » vise principalement à fournir des éclairages sur le déploiement de la PCMA d’un point de vue gouvernemental. Une grande partie de ce numéro porte en conséquence sur le déroulement de la conférence internationale sur les expériences gouvernementales en matière de déploiement de la PCMA qui s’est tenue à Addis-Abeba du 14 au 17 novembre 2011.

Issue 43, July 2012 (page 2)

Effectiveness of Integrated Outpatient Care of Severe Acute Malnutrition in Ethiopia

Community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) has been implemented in Ethiopia by various non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in response to emergencies.

Issue 34, October 2008 (page 8)

ENN report of Washington CTC meeting 2005

A new ENN publication on operational challenges of implementing therapeutic care is now available. The report summarises key elements of the presentations and discussions that took place at the Inter-Agency Workshop on Community Therapeutic Care (CTC) held in March 2005 in Washington, DC.

Issue 27, March 2006 (page 19)

From the editor

This Field Exchange special issue on ‘Lessons for the scale up of Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM)’ mainly aims to provide some insights on scaling up CMAM from a government perspective. A large part of this edition is therefore taken up with the proceedings of an international conference on government experiences of CMAM scale up held in Addis Ababa, 14-17 November, 2011.

Issue 43, July 2012 (page 2)

Highlights from MSF-hosted meeting on outpatient and community based therapeutic care

In 2005, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) treated more than 60,000 severely malnourished children during the crisis in Niger. Over 70% of the children were cared for on an outpatient basis, using Ready to use Therapeutic food (RUTF).

Issue 27, March 2006 (page 16)

Home Based Treatment of Severe Malnutrition in Kabul

Action Contre la Faim (ACF) has been working in Afghanistan since 1995. The nutrition programme in Kabul includes three therapeutic feeding centres (TFC) within paediatric hospitals in the city, and a network of smaller TFCs providing care close to the population.

Issue 24, March 2005 (page 18)

Home treatment for severe malnutrition in South Sudan

This article details the largely positive experiences of ACF-USA in using home treatment as an integral part of their programme to manage severe malnutrition in South Sudan.

Issue 28, July 2006 (page 18)

Integrating CTC in health care delivery systems in Malawi (Special Supplement 2)

In February 2002, the Malawi government declared a national nutritional emergency and the UN launched an international appeal for emergency assistance.

Supplement 2, November 2004 (page 19)

Integrating OTP into routine health services CONCERN’s experiences

This article describes the history of an international non-governmental organisation (INGO)-implemented programme that evolved from an innovative emergency intervention into a longer-term initiative, to support the Ministry of Health (MoH) to integrate treatment services for Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) within the routine health system.

Issue 40, February 2011 (page 69)

Integration in CTC (Special Supplement 2)

Many of the articles in this supplement explore the concepts and practice of 'integration' within CTC programmes. A variety of meanings and values are attached to the word 'integration' in this context.

Supplement 2, November 2004 (page 41)

Inter-Agency Meeting on Community Therapeutic Care

FANTA, SC US and Concern hosted an inter-agency meeting on Community Therapeutic Care between February 28th and March 2nd, 2005 in Washington.

Issue 24, March 2005 (page 14)

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


Issue 33, June 2008 (page 24)

Letter on nomenclature in CTC programmes, by Steve Collins


Issue 24, March 2005 (page 16)

Letter on nomenclature used in malnutrition programmes, by Mike Golden


Issue 24, March 2005 (page 15)

Quantitative and qualitative analysis of CTC programme coverage

Summary of published research.

Issue 39, September 2010 (page 19)

Review of CMAM in Ethiopia, Malawi and Niger

Summary of research.

Issue 33, June 2008 (page 11)

Scaling up the treatment of acute childhood malnutrition in Niger

This article presents a strong case from Niger that managing severe malnutrition on a large scale through outpatient treatment is a real possibility.

Issue 28, July 2006 (page 3)

SQUEAC: Low resource method to evaluate access and coverage of programmes

Centric Systematic Area Sampling (CSAS) was developed to estimate coverage of selective feeding programmes.

Issue 33, June 2008 (page 3)

Technical and Management issues within CTC (Special Supplement 2)

CTC case studies.

Supplement 2, November 2004 (page 28)

The CTC Advisory Service: Supporting the Countrywide Scale-up of CTC in Malawi

In response to a food shortage in 2002, Concern Worldwide and Valid International piloted a Community-based Therapeutic Care (CTC) project in two districts in Malawi.

Issue 35, March 2009 (page 18)

World Vision programme for severe acute malnutrition in SNNPR

World Vision Ethiopia (WVE) is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that has been working in Ethiopia implementing crosssectoral relief, rehabilitation and development programmes since 1971.

Issue 40, February 2011 (page 53)