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Title: Home-based therapy for severe acute malnutrition with ready-to-use food

item MURRAY, ELLEN - Washington University School Of Medicine
item MANARY, MARK - Children'S Nutrition Research Center (CNRC)

Submitted to: Paediatrics and International Child Health
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/1/2014
Publication Date: 11/1/2014
Citation: Murray, E., Manary, M. 2014. Home-based therapy for severe acute malnutrition with ready-to-use food. Paediatrics and International Child Health. 34(4):266-270.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Severe acute malnutrition is a devastating condition afflicting children under 5 years in many developing countries, but concentrated in sub-Saharan Africa. This paper examines the development of home-based lipid-nutrient therapeutic foods for the treatment of acute malnutrition in sub-Saharan Africa and the adoption of these therapies as a standard of care for non-complicated cases of acute malnutrition. Several of the early key clinical and operational effectiveness trials are discussed as well as the adoption of home-based treatment as a standard operating procedure in regions where malnutrition is present.