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CTC: Community based therapeutic care - A field manual

Author: Valid International
Year: 2006
Resource type: Field tool

www.validinternational.org/docs/CTC%20Field%20Manual%20First%20Edition,%2020065.pdf

This manual is available in print and on CD from Valid International, Concern Worldwide and FANTA/AED. It can be downloaded at www.validinternational.org  www.concern.net  or at www.fantaproject.org

'The treatment of acutely malnourished infants under six months of age in emergencies is an area of continued research and debate. CTC programmes have treated infants by referring them to the stabilisation centre (see Chapter 8) and using recommended protocols. However, the number of malnourished infants encountered in this age group has been small. WHO is developing guidelines for this age group, in consultation with other members of the international nutrition community (Interagency Working Group, 2001) and (ENN et al., 2004). It is hoped that in the future, these guidelines can be incorporated into CTC protocols. SFP protocols includesupport for infants through nutritional support to breastfeeding mothers (see Chapter 6).'

The MAMI project is now looking into the care of infants under 6 months with SAM - see details in this library.

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