Effectiveness of Interventions for Managing Acute Malnutrition in Children under Five Years of Age in Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Excerpts from the Abstract

This review summarizes findings from a total of 42
studies (48 papers), including 35,017 children and reported some benefit of integrated
community-based screening, identification, and management of SAM and MAM on improving
recovery rate. The authors also found that facility-based screening and management of uncomplicated SAM has no effect on recovery and mortality, while the effect of therapeutic milk F100 for SAM is comparable to RUTF
for weight gain and mortality. Full abstract and paper can be accessed here

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