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WaSt TIG - the work so far

We have had three phases of work thus far and are currently in the fourth. A special section in FEX summarises a lot of the work of the WaSt TIG so far as well as experiences from practitioners and policy makers of the influence of the findings.

Phase 4 (2020-2022):

In 2020, the WaSt TIG entered its fourth phase of the project, with work on key workstreams continuing. The work was arranged according to the three objectives articulated in the workplan.

Generating evidence

                                             • A paper exploring which anthropometric criteria for best identifying children at risk of mortality which has pointed to the value of using MUAC and weight-for-age (WAZ) case definitions to identify children at the highest mortality risk ('Anthropometric criteria for best-identifying children at high risk of mortality: a pooled analysis of twelve cohorts')
  • A follow on paper exploring the prognostic value of MUAC, WAZ and WHZ for predicting deaths over periods of one, three and six months follow up ('Prognostic value of different anthropometric indices over different measurement intervals to predict mortality in 6–59-month-old children')
  • A secondary data analysis examining anthropometric deficits and associated risk of death by age and sex ('Anthropometric deficits and the associated risk of death by age and sex in children aged 6-59 month: A meta-analysis')
  Listen to the some of the reflections on this work in a presentation by Tanya Khara at the USAID Future of Food Assistance for Nutrition: Evidence Summit II in 2020.

Articulating the programmatic and policy implications of our work

Encouraging others to conduct research on WaSt

Phase 3 (2018- 2019):

The WaSt TIG developed the following pieces of work:

Phase 2 (2016- 2017):

The WaSt TIG completed the following pieces of work:

Phase 1 (2013- 2015):

The WaSt TIG completed the following pieces of work:

For more information please contact Tanya Khara or Natalie Sessions.

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