Concern's surge model for community-based management of acute malnutrition

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Concern's surge model for community-based management of acute malnutrition

10 January 2014

Concern has published a description of its surge model for community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM).

 

The report is called, "Meeting peaks in demand for nutrition services through government health systems." It details the process by which Concern takes early action on acute malnutrition and described how the surge model was applied in Marsabit County by Concern and the government of Kenya.

 

Here is an extract from the report, which can be downloaded by clicking the link below:

Underlying factors which contribute to high levels of malnutrition in these areas include pre-existing chronic and acute food insecurity; poor dietary diversity; poor child care and feeding practices; poor hygiene and sanitation; limited infrastructure, poor health service delivery and market integration; as well as sporadic conflict.

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Concern's surge model for community-based management of acute malnutrition

Concern has published a description of its surge model for community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM).