Preventing Acute Malnutrition among Young Children in Crises: A Prospective Intervention Study in Niger.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/326065
Title:
Preventing Acute Malnutrition among Young Children in Crises: A Prospective Intervention Study in Niger.
Authors:
Langendorf, Céline; Roederer, Thomas; de Pee, Saskia; Brown, Denise; Doyon, Stéphane; Mamaty, Abdoul-Aziz; Touré, Lynda W-M; Manzo, Mahamane L; Grais, Rebecca F
Journal:
PLoS Medicine
Abstract:
Finding the most appropriate strategy for the prevention of moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) and severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in young children is essential in countries like Niger with annual "hunger gaps." Options for large-scale prevention include distribution of supplementary foods, such as fortified-blended foods or lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNSs) with or without household support (cash or food transfer). To date, there has been no direct controlled comparison between these strategies leading to debate concerning their effectiveness. We compared the effectiveness of seven preventive strategies-including distribution of nutritious supplementary foods, with or without additional household support (family food ration or cash transfer), and cash transfer only-on the incidence of SAM and MAM among children aged 6-23 months over a 5-month period, partly overlapping the hunger gap, in Maradi region, Niger. We hypothesized that distributions of supplementary foods would more effectively reduce the incidence of acute malnutrition than distributions of household support by cash transfer.
Publisher:
Public Library of Science
Issue Date:
1-Sep-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/326065
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pmed.1001714
PubMed ID:
25180584
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1549-1676
Appears in Collections:
Nutrition

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLangendorf, Célineen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRoederer, Thomasen_GB
dc.contributor.authorde Pee, Saskiaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Deniseen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDoyon, Stéphaneen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMamaty, Abdoul-Azizen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTouré, Lynda W-Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorManzo, Mahamane Len_GB
dc.contributor.authorGrais, Rebecca Fen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-11T20:16:19Z-
dc.date.available2014-09-11T20:16:19Z-
dc.date.issued2014-09-01-
dc.identifier.citationPreventing Acute Malnutrition among Young Children in Crises: A Prospective Intervention Study in Niger. 2014, 11 (9):e1001714 PLoS Med.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1549-1676-
dc.identifier.pmid25180584-
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pmed.1001714-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/326065-
dc.description.abstractFinding the most appropriate strategy for the prevention of moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) and severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in young children is essential in countries like Niger with annual "hunger gaps." Options for large-scale prevention include distribution of supplementary foods, such as fortified-blended foods or lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNSs) with or without household support (cash or food transfer). To date, there has been no direct controlled comparison between these strategies leading to debate concerning their effectiveness. We compared the effectiveness of seven preventive strategies-including distribution of nutritious supplementary foods, with or without additional household support (family food ration or cash transfer), and cash transfer only-on the incidence of SAM and MAM among children aged 6-23 months over a 5-month period, partly overlapping the hunger gap, in Maradi region, Niger. We hypothesized that distributions of supplementary foods would more effectively reduce the incidence of acute malnutrition than distributions of household support by cash transfer.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPublic Library of Scienceen_GB
dc.rightsPublished by Public Library of Science, [url]http://medicine.plosjournals.org/[/url] Archived on this site by Open Access permissionen_GB
dc.subjectMalnutritionen_GB
dc.titlePreventing Acute Malnutrition among Young Children in Crises: A Prospective Intervention Study in Niger.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalPLoS Medicineen_GB

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