Action - GNPR 2016-2017: Prevention and management of acute malnutrition (q38) - Management of moderate malnutrition - MAM child|Preschool-age children (Pre-SAC)|Pregnant women (PW)|Lactating women (LW)

Programme: GNPR 2016-2017: Prevention and management of acute malnutrition (q38)

Programme description

These programmes and actions were reported by countries for the 2nd WHO Global Nutrition Policy Review 2016-2017 module on actions related to the prevention and treatment of acute malnutrition. More actions and programmes be accessed through the country page.

Programme type


WHO (2018) Global Nutrition Policy Review. Country progress in creating enabling policy environments for promoting healthy diets and nutrition

The Global Nutrition Policy Review 2016–2017 is the report of the second comprehensive analysis of nutrition-related policy environment, coordination mechanisms, available capacities and actions being taken in 176 Member States (91%) and one area which responded to the survey carried out between July 2016 and December 2017.

Target group: 
Lactating women (LW)
MAM child
Pregnant women (PW)
Preschool-age children (Pre-SAC)
Implementation details : 

Components of the MAM programme: breastfeeding promotion and support, nutrition counselling, activities that identify and address the underlying causes of malnutrition, food security interventions, conditional or non-conditional cash transfers, provision of supplementary foods. Recommendations as part of nutrition: increase intake of plant-source foods high in nutrients. Supplementary foods provided: Ready-to-Use-Supplementary Foods (RUSFs), fortified blended foods (e.g. Corn-Soy Blend (CSB)). Target groups: children 6-59 months with MAM, pregnant and lactating women. MAM is assessed among children 6-59 months using weight-for-height or weight-for-length > -3Z score and < -2 without bilateral pitting oedema, mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) <125mm and >115 mm without bilateral pitting oedema.

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