Dry supplementary feeding programmes: an effective short-term strategy in food crisis situations.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/17248
Title:
Dry supplementary feeding programmes: an effective short-term strategy in food crisis situations.
Authors:
Vautier, F; Hilderbrand, K; Dedeurwaerder, M; Herp, M
Journal:
Tropical Medicine & International Health
Abstract:
Malnutrition is frequently a predominant problem in disasters, and supplementary feeding programmes (SFPs) are often set up in food emergencies. This review analyses the effectiveness of such programmes in crisis situations in Liberia, Burundi and Goma (Congo), concluding that it is feasible to enrol large numbers of children in SFPs and achieve proportions of recovery above 75% if these programmes are implemented as a short-term measure in emergency situations. However, satisfactory SFP results do not necessarily indicate improved nutritional status of the whole population.
Affiliation:
Médecins Sans Frontières, Brussels, Belgium. fabienne.vautier@msf.be
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Issue Date:
Dec-1999
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/17248
PubMed ID:
10632998
Additional Links:
http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/tmi
Language:
en
ISSN:
1360-2276
Appears in Collections:
Nutrition

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorVautier, F-
dc.contributor.authorHilderbrand, K-
dc.contributor.authorDedeurwaerder, M-
dc.contributor.authorHerp, M-
dc.date.accessioned2008-01-31T15:49:27Z-
dc.date.available2008-01-31T15:49:27Z-
dc.date.issued1999-12-
dc.identifier.citationDry supplementary feeding programmes: an effective short-term strategy in food crisis situations. 1999, 4 (12):875-9 Trop. Med. Int. Healthen
dc.identifier.issn1360-2276-
dc.identifier.pmid10632998-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/17248-
dc.description.abstractMalnutrition is frequently a predominant problem in disasters, and supplementary feeding programmes (SFPs) are often set up in food emergencies. This review analyses the effectiveness of such programmes in crisis situations in Liberia, Burundi and Goma (Congo), concluding that it is feasible to enrol large numbers of children in SFPs and achieve proportions of recovery above 75% if these programmes are implemented as a short-term measure in emergency situations. However, satisfactory SFP results do not necessarily indicate improved nutritional status of the whole population.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell-
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/tmi-
dc.rightsArchived on this site with the kind permission of Wiley-Blackwellen
dc.subject.meshBurundien
dc.subject.meshChilden
dc.subject.meshCongoen
dc.subject.meshDisastersen
dc.subject.meshFood Servicesen
dc.subject.meshHospitalizationen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshLength of Stayen
dc.subject.meshLiberiaen
dc.subject.meshNutrition Disordersen
dc.subject.meshNutritional Statusen
dc.subject.meshRefugeesen
dc.titleDry supplementary feeding programmes: an effective short-term strategy in food crisis situations.en
dc.contributor.departmentMédecins Sans Frontières, Brussels, Belgium. fabienne.vautier@msf.been
dc.identifier.journalTropical Medicine & International Healthen
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