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Statement on management of at-risk mothers and infants under six months (MAMI) in the context of COVID-19

Author: MAMI Special Interest Group and Wasting Thematic Working Group of the Global Technical Assistance Mechanism for Nutrition (GTAM)
Year: 2020
Resource type: Field tool

This statement is issued in response to concerns related to COVID-19 and its potential impact on the wellbeing of infants under six months (u6m) and their caregivers. An estimated 8.5 million infants u6m are wasted globally and many more - such as infants who are underweight, stunted and/or low birth weight - are also at increased risk of death, illness and poor development. The COVID-19 pandemic is increasing the risks to infant and maternal wellbeing and warrants collective, integrated action. Therefore, management of at-risk mothers and infants under 6 months (MAMI) should be integrated in existing health and nutrition services, and in programme adaptations and response plans for the COVID-19 context.

This statement is issued by members of the MAMI Special Interest Group, an established global collective of programmers, policymakers and researchers, in collaboration with the Wasting Thematic Working Group of the Global Technical Assistance Mechanism for Nutrition (GTAM).

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