Management of Malnutrition in Children Under Five Years
Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition
This section is intended mainly for practitioners and program managers.
It covers management of severe malnutrition, with an in-patient outline based on WHO standards and updates from Professor Michael Golden, and an out-patient outline based mainly on the Community-based Therapeutic Care (CTC) Field Manual by the CTC Research and Development program (collaboration between Valid International and Concern Worldwide).
For management of moderate malnutrition, the outline is based on UNICEF standards in emergency-settings and on the Community-based Therapeutic Care (CTC) Manual 163 pages 1.4mb
Diagnosis of Acute Malnutrition
Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition in Children Under Five Years
Management of Moderate Acute Malnutrition in Children Under Five Years
Management of Micronutrient Deficiencies
Videos - Training Materials
Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition and Out Patient Therapeutic Program Training Material
1. Introduction - What is Severe Acute Malnutrition?
2. Community Mobilization
3. Screening for Acute Malnutrition
4. Checking for Complications
5. Appetite Testing Techniques
6. Assessment and Classification of a Child with Acute Malnutrition
7. OTP Admission Procedure
8. Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition in OTP and Follow Up
9. Discharge Criteria
Exercise 1 - Assessing for Presence of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Exercise 2 - Assessing, Classifying and Taking Action
More than half of all deaths in children less than three years have malnutrition as the underlying cause. These children would have recovered from common child diseases if they had not been malnourished, but because they are malnourished they die.
Management of severe acute malnutrition focuses on reducing mortality while management of moderate acute malnutrition focuses on preventing mortality by reducing further deterioration of nutritional status.
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16 June, 2014