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.
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.
Components of the MAM programme: breastfeeding promotion and support, nutrition counselling, activities that identify and address the underlying causes of malnutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene intervention, conditional or non-conditional cash transfers. Recommendations as part of nutrition: increase intake of animal-source foods high in nutrients, increase intake of plant-source foods high in nutrients, modify processing of plant-source foods high in anti-nutrients (e.g. through soaking, germination, malting or fermentation), for children under six (6) months of age who are formula fed, advise mothers to prepare formula as specified on cans. Target groups: children 0-5 months with MAM, children 6-59 months with MAM. MAM is assessed among children 0-5 months using weight-for-height or weight-for-length > -3Z score and < -2 without bilateral pitting oedema. MAM is assessed among children 6-59 months using weight-for-height or weight-for-length > -3Z score and < -2 without bilateral pitting oedema.