Moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) is the result of a relatively short period of inadequate nutrition which leads to wasting. Left unchecked, moderate acute malnutrition can become severe. It therefore must be treated early.

Moderate acute malnutrition is:

  • Moderate wasting, measured by weight-for-height 70-79% or <-2SD, or mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) 110-120mm for children 6 – 59 months

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