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MAMI Policy

Members of the MAMI Global Network and the MAMI Co-leads at ENN and LSHTM directly contribute to international and national policy guidance development.  

Through advocacy and engagement of group members, community based management of uncomplicated cases of wasting in infants under 6 months is now recommended in the WHO 2013 update of SAM guidance.

Further policy developments and activities include:

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