Menu ENN Search

ConcernWorldwide’s Learning from 15 years of Community Management of Acute Malnutrition Programming

Author: Concern Worldwide
Year: 2015
Resource type: Report

Concern Worldwide (Concern) has been engaged in Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) at community, facility, district, national, and international level since CMAM’s inception and initial piloting in 2000. This article outlines five key lessons Concern has learned over the last 15 years of CMAM programming and concludes with priorities Concern has identified for supporting future equitable scale-up of quality services for acute malnutrition. A companion article summarizes Concern CMAM activities during the same time period. Those involved in CMAM programming or with an interest in CMAM should find this article of interest .

The overarching goal of scaling up treatment programmes for acute malnutrition is to improve child survival and development. Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is responsible for an estimated 7.8 percent of global underfive deaths each year. Moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) is responsible for a further 4 percent. i To put this information in context, other causes of death in children under-five years of age are pneumonia (18 percent), diarrhoea (11 percent), malaria (7 percent), meningitis (2 percent), AIDS (2 percent) and measles (1 percent). ii Since these estimates were derived from two different analyses, they may not be strictly comparable, but they do show that addressing SAM is essential to reducing global under-five mortality

More like this

FEX: Experiences of implementing CMAM in Yemen and number of deaths averted

By Najwa Al-Dheeb, Anna Ziolkovska and Stanley Chitekwe View this article as a pdf Lisez cet article en français ici Najwa Al-Dheeb is the Health and Nutrition...

FEX: Financing the sustainable scale-up of CMAM in high-burden countries

Summary of research1 Location: Global What we know: Investment in the scale-up of community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) is needed to reduce global...

FEX: Multi-sector, nutrition-sensitive response to drought emergency in Pakistan

By Ali Dino Kunbher, Shafqat Ullah and Dr Mazhar Alam View this article as a pdf Click here to listen to an interview with the authors on the ENN podcast channel Ali Dino...

en-net: Concern Worldwide is looking for a Nutrition Survey Consultant in Aweil, Southern Sudan

Concern Worldwide/South Sudan Programme Terms of Reference for Consultant to carry out nutritional survey in Aweil North and West Counties, Northern Bahr el Ghazal State, South...

FEX: Editorial

This issue of Field Exchange speaks largely to the themes of scaling up and integration of nutrition programming, as well as multi-sector approaches to addressing...

FEX: Editorial

View this article as a pdf Apart from the thematic focus on MAMI1 in this 58th issue of Field Exchange (see dedicated editorial that introduces the section on page 50) we...

FEX: Comparison of treatment of severe acute malnutrition with ready-to-use therapeutic food and ready-to-use-supplementary food: Research plans in Pakistan

View this article as a pdf By Sumra Kureishy, Meghan Callaghan-Gillespie, Gul Nawaz Khan, Atif Habib, Mica Jenkins, Khawaja Masuood Ahmed, Baseer Achakzai, Saskia de Pee, Mark...

FEX: Meeting demand peaks for CMAM in government health services in Kenya

By Regine Kopplow, Yacob Yishak, Gabrielle Appleford and Wendy Erasmus Regine Kopplow is a Global Nutrition Advisor with Concern Worldwide. She previously worked in various...

FEX: Editorial

View this article as a pdf In this issue of Field Exchange we are delighted to feature, for the second year running, a special section that shares key outputs of Action...

FEX: Experiences of the Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) programme in Nepal: from pilot to scale up

View this article as a pdf Lisez cet article en français ici Click here to listen to an interview with one of the authors on the ENN podcast channel By Karan Courtney...

FEX: The ‘CMAM Surge’ approach: setting the scene

View this article as a pdf By Amanda Yourchuck and Kate Golden Amanda Yourchuck is an Emergency Nutrition Advisor for the United States Agency for International Development...

FEX: Effectiveness of public health systems to support national rollout strategies in Ghana

By Michael A. Neequaye and Wilhelmina Okwabi Wilhelmina Okwabi is Deputy Director of Nutrition of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), a position she has held for 2 years. Her...

FEX: Health system strengthening through material support to health posts in Ethiopia

By Charlotte Walford, Lulseged Tolla and Pankaj Kumar Charlotte Walford has been working with Concern Worldwide in Ethiopia since September 2012 supporting their CMAM and IYCF...

FEX: Editorial perspective on the continuum of care for children with acute malnutrition

View this article as a pdf Lisez cet article en français ici By Jeremy Shoham and Marie McGrath, Field Exchange Co-Editors Rationale for FEX special edition We are...

FEX: Effectiveness of Integrated Outpatient Care of Severe Acute Malnutrition in Ethiopia

By Martin Eklund and Tsinuel Girma Martin Eklund holds an MSc in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Copenhagen. His specialisation is community-based management of...

FEX: Participatory, decentralised monitoring to improve quality of CMAM services in Sudan

By Mueni Mutunga, Rashid Abdulai, Mohammed Ali Elamin View this article as a pdf Lisez cet article en français ici Mueni Mutunga is a regional Nutrition Specialist in...

FEX: Integrating screening for acute malnutrition into the vitamin A supplementation campaign in the Rohingya camps during the COVID-19 pandemic

View this article as a pdf Lisez cet article en français ici By Bakhodir Rahimov, Karanveer Singh and Piyali Mustaphi Bakhodir Rahimov is a Nutrition Sector...

FEX: Management of acute malnutrition in Niger: a countrywide programme

By Dr Guero H Doudou Maimouna, Dr Yami Chegou and Prof Ategbo Eric-Alain Dr Guero H Doudou Maimouna is a Paediatrician and holds a PhD in Public Health. She has over 15 years...

FEX: Management of SAM in the Philippines: from emergency-focused modelling to national policy and government scale-up

By Aashima Garg, Anthony Calibo, Rene Galera, Andrew Bucu, Rosalia Paje and Willibald Zeck Lisez cet article en français ici Aashima Garg is Nutrition Specialist based...

FEX: CMAM Surge: the way forward

View this article as a pdf By Kate Golden and Sophie Whitney Kate Golden is Senior Nutrition Adviser at Concern Worldwide. Her career started in Ethiopia in 2003 in one of...

Close

Reference this page

Concern Worldwide (2015). ConcernWorldwide’s Learning from 15 years of Community Management of Acute Malnutrition Programming. www.ennonline.net/concernworldwidecommunitymanagementofacutemalnutrition

(ENN_4947)

Close

Download to a citation manager

The below files can be imported into your preferred reference management tool, most tools will allow you to manually import the RIS file. Endnote may required a specific filter file to be used.