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The Meaning and Measurement of Malnutrition in Acute Emergencies. A primer for decision-makers

Author: Helen Young and Susanne Jaspars
Year: 2006

TECHNICAL PAPER aimed at non-technical humanitarian actors, especially decision-makers, to understand, interpret and use nutritional data by looking at how it is collected, analysed and used. It also looks at how technical issues are linked to pragmatic institutional constraints.

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