Community-based versus health facility-based management of acute malnutrition for reducing the prevalence of severe acute malnutrition in children 6 to 59 months of age in low- and middle-income countries

Yasir Shafiq, Ali Saleem, Zohra S. Lassi, Anita Km Zaidi

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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: To compare the outcomes of uncomplicated SAM in children under five years old treated through the 'out-patient therapeutic programme (community-based approach)' with those treated with the 'in-patient care at a therapeutic feeding centre' approach in low- and middle-income countries'. To compare the effectiveness of both the community-based approach and in-patient care at therapeutic feeding centres in treating uncomplicated SAM in low- and middle-income countries in both humanitarian and non-humanitarian situations.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberCD010547
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 21 Jun 2013
Externally publishedYes

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  • Pharmacology (medical)

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