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Re: Assessment of Child Growth [message #17198 is a reply to message #17134] Fri, 15 March 2019 15:59 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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The Council of Research & Technical Advice on Acute Malnutrition (CORTASAM) would like to submit a formal recommendation for the inclusion of MUAC and assessment of oedema to ensure that all infants, children and adults with acute malnutrition are captured in the DHS Surveys. This is critically important to support global, regional, and country level burden estimation, resource mobilisation and programming to effectively prevent and treat acute malnutrition.

- MUAC for infants <6 months of age
- MUAC for children 6-59 months of age
- MUAC for adults, both men and women
- Assessment of oedema in children 0-59 months of age


Attached is the full proposal for the request with more details on justification and indicators. The recommendation is endorsed by Council of Research & Technical Advice on Acute Malnutrition (CORTASAM) and based on the Council's previous work supporting use of MUAC in the community for detection, diagnosis and discharge (also attached).

 
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