Home-based therapy for severe acute malnutrition with ready-to-use food

  title={Home-based therapy for severe acute malnutrition with ready-to-use food},
  author={Ellen Murray and Mark J Manary},
  journal={Paediatrics and International Child Health},
  pages={266 - 270}
Abstract Severe acute malnutrition is a devastating condition afflicting under-5 children in many developing countries, but concentrated in sub-Saharan Africa. This paper examines the development of home-based lipid-nutrient therapeutic foods for the treatment of acute malnutrition in sub-Saharan Africa and the adoption of these therapies as a standard of care for non-complicated cases of acute malnutrition. Several of the early key clinical and operational effectiveness trials are discussed as… Expand
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