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Toolkit for CHW community-based treatment of uncomplicated wasting for children 6-59 months in the context of COVID-19

Author: UNICEF, International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Year: 2020
Resource type: Field tool

The recent brief from UNICEF and GNC on the management of child wasting in the context of COVID-19 states that in partial or full population mobility restrictions, whenever possible, treatment for uncomplicated wasting should be delivered through Community health workers (CHWs) or other community-based platforms at the community level using a no-touch, simplified treatment protocol. These ‘simplified approaches’ require adaptations to current wasting treatment protocols and delivery mechanisms and, in some cases, simplified tools and job aids to support community health workers safely and accurately provide assessment and treatment.

The Toolkit for CHW Community-Based Treatment of Uncomplicated Wasting for Children 6-59 Months in the Context of Covid-19 document brings together existing evidence and operational experience to provide implementers key recommendations and considerations for rolling out the approach as well as step by step guidance on an implementation protocol using CHW simplified tools.

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UNICEF, International Rescue Committee (IRC) (2020). Toolkit for CHW community-based treatment of uncomplicated wasting for children 6-59 months in the context of COVID-19. www.ennonline.net/toolkitforchwinthecontextofcovid19

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