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WHO/TALC materials on the Management of Severe Malnutrition

Given the recent debate and rapidly evolving developments in the management of severe malnutrition, knowledge of current guidelines and training materials and how to access them is essential for field workers. A listing of recent materials on the management of severe malnutrition, distributed by WHO and TALC, is being included in this issue along with details on pricing, language and contact addresses.

Item Date Title Type material Authors Description Distributor Approximate price Language**
1 1999 Management of severe malnutrition: a manual for physicians and other senior health workers Manual 60 pages. WHO Internationally agreed guidelines on the management of severe malnutrition in young children (and briefly in adults and adolescents) for health staff working at central and district level. NHD/WHO US$20.70 or SwFr 23.00 (16.10)* Eng, Fre, Span, Port
2 2000 Management of the child with a serious infection or severe malnutrition WHO/FCH/CAH/00.1 Manual with 20-page chapter 'Severe Malnutrition' + appendices. WHO-IMCI IMCI guidelines for senior health staff responsible for the care of young children at the first referral level in developing countries CAH/WHO SwFr 15.00 (10.50)* Eng, Fre, Rus TALC £3.50 +pp Eng
3 2000 Treatment of severely malnourished children Slides + notes for facilitator. Schofield/Ashworth/Burgess Set of 24 teaching/learning slides for staff in health centres, hospitals and emergency feeding programmes. TALC From £5.50 +pp Eng
4 2001 Improving the management of severe malnutrition Training modules (300 pages) on CD-ROM. Ashworth/Schofield (LSHTM) & Puoane/Sanders (UWC) Trainers' Guide for those running training workshops. It tells how to plan a workshop and contains course materials, handouts and transparencies that participants can use to train their own staff, especially nurses. Clinical setting not required. LSHTM & UWC Free TALC (see item 7 below) Eng
5 2002 Training course on the management of severe malnutrition WHO/NHD/02.04 Training guides and 7 modules with support material including a video. WHO Instructor and Participant Guides (with exercises and photos) for 3-day orientation course for instructors and 6-day training course for senior health workers NHD/WHO Eng, Span (Fre/Port under prep.)
6 2003 Caring for severely malnourished children Book 82 pages. Ashworth/Burgess Based on items 1, 2 and 4 and written for nurses and other health professionals working in resource- poor settings. Sets out the 10 steps and briefly explains the rationale for each one. Includes how to involve mothers in care. TALC £3.15 +pp Eng
7 2003 Caring for severely malnourished children CD-ROM. TALC Contains items 3, 4, 6 and a list of related websites. TALC £4.50 +pp (includes hard copy of item 6 - CD-ROM not sold separately) Eng
8 2003 Guidelines for the inpatient treatment of severely malnourished children Handbook 48 pages. Ashworth/Khanum/ Jackson/Schofield NHD/WHO Practical 10-step treatment guidelines similar to the malnutrition section of item 2. Support material for item 5. NHD/WHO US$ 9.00 or SwFr 10.00 (7.00)* Eng

 

Abbreviations, Addresses and Websites

Additional materials are also available from several other organisations. Relating to infant feeding in emergencies, Module 1, Infant Feeding in Emergencies for emergency relief staff, is available and accessible online or in print form from ENN. An online version of Module 2, Infant Feeding in Emergencies, for health and nutrition workers, will soon be available from ENN, and will include a section on managing severely malnourished infants aged under 6 months. ENN has also recently published an interagency workshop report, Community based approaches to managing severe malnutrition. For further details, email: office@ennonline.net, or see online at http://www.ennonline.net.

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WHO/TALC materials on the Management of Severe Malnutrition. Field Exchange 22, July 2004. p14. www.ennonline.net/fex/22/who

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