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Statement on management of at-risk mothers and infants under six months (MAMI) in the context of COVID-19

This statement is issued in response to concerns related to COVID-19 and its potential impact on the wellbeing of infants under six months (u6m) and their caregivers. An estimated 8.5 million infants u6m are wasted globally and many more - such as infants who are underweight, stunted and/or low…

Wasting and COVID-19 Programme Adaptations Information Note 005

This information note outlines adaptations required to existing community-based  MAMI programmes in the context of COVID-19: In contexts where services or programmes to manage at-risk infants under six months are in place, further decentralisation to community-based identification, follow-up and…

Simplified Protocol for Acute Malnutrition-Updated simplified protocol 2-pager

A simplified, combined protocol is intended to simplify and unify the treatment of uncomplicated severe and moderate acute malnutrition for children ages 6-59 months into one protocol in order to improve the coverage, quality, continuity of care and cost-effectiveness of acute malnutrition…

Joint statement on COVID 19 and Wasting

Joint UNICEF and GNC statement, calling for the inclusion of children affected by wasting, in the list of highly-vulnerable groups, as it they may be at higher risk of COVID-19 related pneumonia. As many countries are developing COVID 19 response policies, strategies and programmes, weighing in the…

Generic Terms of References (ToRs) for Acute Malnutrition Management Technical Working Group (TWG)

In order to better support countries when they need to bring together a technical working group focusing on acute malnutrition management, the Global Nutrition Cluster Technical Help Desk has put together generic terms of references in English and French. The generic ToRs are meant to be reviewed…

Decision Tool for MAM in Emergencies, 2014 (updated 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…

Algorithm for Treatment of profuse acute watery diarrhea/Cholera in children with Severe Acute Malnutrition

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…

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