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Continuity of care in acute malnutrition treatment in East Africa and West and Central Africa: a mapping exercise

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An article featured in Field Exchange issue 601 shared findings of two mapping exercises undertaken by ENN in East Africa and West and Central Africa to gain insight into the continuum of UN-supported service provision for acute malnutrition treatment. While good examples of continuity of care were found in both regions, in general there were considerable shortcomings reflected in what data was available and experiences shared. Contributing factors included different targeting strategies and coverage ambitions for services, variable integration within national systems, lack of normative guidance for moderate case management, and resource shortfalls. Recommendations are consistent across both regions and include more in-depth reviews of service availability and alignment in multiple contexts, product supply chain, referral systems and practices, and protocol adaptations.

The full reports of both mapping exercises are available on ENN’s website.

East Africa

West and Central Africa

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Continuity of care in acute malnutrition treatment in East Africa and West and Central Africa: a mapping exercise. Field Exchange 61, November 2019. p10. www.ennonline.net/fex/61/continuityofcare

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