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Reflecting on wasting: An interview with Steve Collins

By Steve Collins on 8 April 2020

In this podcast, Steve Collins, who conceptualised and pioneered the Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) model, talks about the current developments in wasting, in light of the United Nations draft Global Action Plan on wasting, including his views on the challenges of achieving treatment at scale, what needs to be done differently and how to engage new actors in these processes.

A full article on Steve’s reflections can be found here in Field Exchange 62, March 2020.

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