Evaluation of Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM)

Global Synthesis Report

by Sheila Reed, Camille Eric Kouam, Krishna Belbase et al.
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Evaluation Office, May 2013

153 pp. 2.7 MB:
http://www.unicef.org/evaldatabase/files/Final_CMAM_synthesis_FINAL_VERSION_with_ExSum_translations.pdf

This evaluation is the first systematic effort by UNICEF to generate evidence on how well its global as well as country level Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) strategies have worked, including their acceptance and ownership in various contexts and appropriateness of investments in capacity development and supply components. Overall, the evaluation recommends that UNICEF continue to promote and support CMAM as a viable approach to preventing and addressing severe acute malnutrition (SAM), with an emphasis on prevention through strengthening community outreach and integrating CMAM into national health systems and with other interventions.

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