Access For All, Volume 1: Is community-based treatment of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) at scale capable of meeting global needs?

by Saul Guerrero & Ellie Rogers
Coverage Monitoring Network, London, June 2013

23 pp. 2.7 MB:

In little over four decades, severe acute malnutrition (SAM) treatment has gone from a small-scale clinical endeavour to a global public health service reaching over two million cases a year. This report, the first in a three part series, offers a comparative assessment of the performance and effectiveness of the model during two distinct periods of its development: from 2001-2006 when the majority of community-based treatment projects were implemented by NGOs; and from 2007-2013 when many community-based treatment programmes were integrated by ministries of health into regular health services.

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