Menu ENN Search

What an anthropometric tells us and what it doesn't: Some considerations from the work of the WaSt TIG

By Tanya Khara on 25 June 2024

This short video outlines some of the things to bear in mind in relation to using and interpreting anthropometric indicators, that have been highlighted during the work of the WaSt TIG. It covers some of the things that these indicators can very usefully tell us and notes a few of their limitations. 

More like this

FEX: What became of......

by Killian Forde In the first of a series of "What became of...", we will try to inform you as to the whereabouts of people, places or things, connected with the...

en-net: conditional food assistance - what sensible conditions can you recommend?

Dear All, We'd like to build in some conditionalities into a general food distribution activity and the conditions should be beneficial/ related to nutrition. The...

en-net: To include children consuming RUTF in IYCF indicator results or not?

Dear all Having tried a quick search of this forum and other sites I remain with the question stated: When assessing dietary intake and presenting the results of Minimum...

en-net: What is the sampling procedure for a micronutrient survey within the S3M survey?

Durria, I recognised the name but I was not sure it was you. You need to take advice from WHO (and others) about taking, labelling, storing, and transporting the specimens. I...

FEX: The application of minimum standards during crisis - A practitioner ’s perspective, southern Sudan 1998/9

By Stephanie Maxwell Stephanie Maxwell worked as the medical co-ordinator for Medicines Sans Frontiers Holland (MSFH) between May '97 and March '99, and as programme manager...

en-net: What is the lowest WAZ score that would be "compatible with human life

Hello, I am passing on a question from a colleague. I am keeping his wording: "What is the lowest WAZ score that would be "compatible with human life"? I know that Epi-Info...

en-net: Qualitative stage 1(SQUEAC) for both OTP and SFP

We are conducting SQUEAC for IMAM programme coverage in Garbatulla sub County, we realised that same barriers in previous SQUEAC conducted in 2013 resurfaced again during the...

en-net: What can we do to better engage youth in the SUN Movement?

On 21 September 2016, the inaugural meeting of the new SUN Movement Lead Group was held at UNICEF HQ in New York in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly. A number...

en-net: Any robust experiences using LQAS for assessing and monitoring nutrition programs using Valadez's common health survey method?

I have searched the ENN forum and followed past LQAS survey discussions on this site; however, as a health person, I am wondering why I have not been able to find widespread...

en-net: When the survey SD value is out of aceptable range, especially < 0.8, how the prevalence estimation should proceed?

When the plausibility check report came out with SD value lower than the acceptable range, 0.79, and not mentioned about the prevalence estimation with current SD and SD 1, -...

en-net: Are there good guidelines to design impact evaluation of multisector nutrition programmes?

We are planning to conduct an impact evaluation of a multisector EU funded programme to reduce chronic malnutrition and food insecurity in Mozambique. The programme includes a...

en-net: One week missing doses of Plumpy Nut? What to do?

We have OTP program with SAM kids enrolled. the shipment of Plumpy Nut will take sometime to reach the county? what to do in the meantime? I think that Mark's first link to...

en-net: Which nutrition surveillance system is/are the the best to be used in a refugee camp setting with an under 5 population of approximately 41,000.

Already annual Nutrition survey is normally conducted. Frequency : This is a dificult question. In a setting in which you expect to have a problem once per year (e.g. in the...

FEX: CMAM in India: What happened next?

By Bernadette Feeney and James Lee Bernadette Feeney is a Technical Advisor with Valid International. She is a nurse and public health nutritionist and provides technical...

FEX: Infant Feeding in Emergencies: what is your Experience?

Interested in what happens to infants during an emergency?Wondering what came out of the Croatia Conference on Infant Feeding in Emergencies in October '98? If so, you will be...

FEX: Emergency relief workers: what skills do you need to be effective?

Summary of published paper1 A recent study investigated the types of skills most valued by relief workers in order to achieve their goals. Using the Critical Incident Technique...

en-net: Thresholds for intervention using WHO standards

Global acute malnutrition prevalence thresholds have been commonly used to guide intervention in Emergencies (- 15% GAM or 10-14% GAM with aggravating factors = nutritional...

en-net: Cause-effect

Can the results obtained from a smart survey be used for cause effect esp. in IYCF section after comparison with baseline ? We had implemented a program in BCC using care group...

en-net: What is the cut off point for child bearing age women to decide acute malnutrition based on MUAC?

We are planning to do nutrition assessment among child bearing age women using MUAC only. As far I know, MUAC less than 21cm (some where may be 22cm,23cm) is used as cut off...

en-net: MUAC and Mortality relationship

I have found a nutritional survey report conducted in Sudan with GAM of 27.0% and SAM of 7.5%, while the U5MR IS 1.19/10 000/day using ENA for SMART software. Does this result...