Management of Acute Malnutrition

This is a very brief selection of CMAM related documents, for a greater library of CMAM documents, guidelines and research, please visit the CMAM forum website, www.cmamforum.org

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December 5, 2018
Cholera in Yemen: A Case Study of Epidemic Preparedness and Response In 2015, the United Nations declared Yemen a Level 3 emergency. On September 28, 2016, a large-scale cholera outbreak began. Between April 27, 2017 and July 1, 2018, more than one million suspected cases in two waves were reported. In the last decade, several …
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November 28, 2017
UNICEF’s Toolkit for action aims to provide UNICEF Country Offices, and to some extent counterparts and partners, with one source of information on recommended nutrition actions for preparedness, response and recovery from emergencies. This Toolkit for Action is not a guide for Nutrition in Emergencies programming. It is a tool with practical actions to take …
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August 2, 2017
Somali Region, Ethiopia Key messages: • Acute watery diarrhea (AWD) results in extensive loss of fluid and electrolytes. • AWD can kill rapidly, so need to act quickly to refer any suspected case, as children with SAM are even more vulnerable. • Children with severe acute malnutrition must be treated differently because their physiology is …
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June 27, 2017
The Decision Tool for Management of Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) in Emergencies has been finalised by the GNC MAM Task Force in 2014. Update: June 2017: We are pleased to announce that the interim operational guidance for CMAM programming in exceptional circumstances has been finalized.  The guidance is  posted on our website as an appendix to the Decision Tool …
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June 25, 2015
How to prevent Moderate Acute Malnutrition through nutrition-sensitive interventions? This technical brief – produced by the CMAM Forum – explores current evidence, knowledge and practice relating to the prevention of moderate acute malnutrition through nutrition-sensitive activities in various sectors (agriculture; food security; water, sanitation and hygiene…). We invite you to consult it by clicking on …
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July 9, 2014
UNSCN is the food and nutrition policy harmonization forum of the United Nations. The mandate of the UNSCN is to promote cooperation among UN agencies and partner organizations in support of community, national, regional, and international efforts to end malnutrition in all of its forms in this generation. It will do this by refining the …
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July 9, 2014
The Initiative offers practical and effective approaches to reducing under-nutrition in the most heavily burdened countries focusing on five priority interventions areas. REACH starts with the overall objective of reducing child malnutrition and puts the child at the center, bringing partners together to each contribute to delivering a joint, coordinated solution. REACH was established in …
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July 9, 2014
Malnutrition in all its forms is closely linked, either directly or indirectly, to major causes of death and disability worldwide. The causes of malnutrition are directly related to inadequate dietary intake as well as disease, but indirectly to many factors, among others household food security, maternal and child care, health services and the environment.  While …
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