Myanmar MUAC screening protocol

Myanmar MUAC screening protocol

Given that conventional surveys and assessments to provide robust population representative and reliable data were not possible to implement in Myanmar, MUAC and edema screening data were needed to produce proxy estimates of acute malnutrition to inform nutrition programming. The primary objective of the MUAC screening will be to detect cases of acute malnutrition and refer children 6-59 months for treatment. The secondary objective will be to detect infants under six months who are not exclusively breastfed for referral or counseling if possible as well as get a sense of dietary diversity among children 6-23 months.
The tertiary objective is to utilize the MUAC and IYCF-E screening data to better understand the 
nutrition situation in the screening areas.


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