Proceedings of the WHO, UNICEF, and SCN Informal Consultation on Community-Based Management of Severe Malnutrition in Children

@article{Prudhon2006ProceedingsOT,
  title={Proceedings of the WHO, UNICEF, and SCN Informal Consultation on Community-Based Management of Severe Malnutrition in Children},
  author={Claudine Prudhon and Zita Weise Prinzo and Andr{\'e} Briend and Bernadette Daelmans and John B. Mason},
  journal={Food and Nutrition Bulletin},
  year={2006},
  volume={27},
  pages={S104 - S99}
}
About 10 million children worldwide are estimated to suffer from severe malnutrition (defined by the presence of severe wasting, bipedal edema, or both), which greatly increases the risk of mortality. Severe malnutrition is an important cause of death in infants and young children, but one that is increasingly open to successful management. Prevention of severe, life-threatening malnutrition remains a priority, but even with expanded programs, a proportion of children will develop severe… Expand
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