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Humanitarian agencies advocate for simplified treatment of severe malnutritionby WHES Staff
Thirteen aid agencies have signed a letter to Samantha Power, the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), advocating a simplified treatment for wasting (severe acute malnutrition). These agencies propose five steps to fight severe malnutrition globally, which are focused on a simplified diagnosis, the use of Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF), and coordination with local national health systems, as well as mutual accountability with local systems. This approach, initially controversial within medical circles, is seen as more practical given the rising level of severe malnutrition in many countries.
FINAL Coalition Letter to Administrator Samantha Power
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