Effect of Short-Term Supplementation with Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food or Micronutrients for Children after Illness for Prevention of Malnutrition: A Randomised Controlled Trial in Uganda

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/600286
Title:
Effect of Short-Term Supplementation with Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food or Micronutrients for Children after Illness for Prevention of Malnutrition: A Randomised Controlled Trial in Uganda
Authors:
van der Kam, S; Roll, S; Swarthout, T; Edyegu-Otelu, G; Matsumoto, A; Kasujja, F X; Casademont, C; Shanks, L; Salse-Ubach, N
Journal:
PLoS Medicine
Abstract:
Globally, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) treats more than 300,000 severely malnourished children annually. Malnutrition is not only caused by lack of food but also by illnesses and by poor infant and child feeding practices. Breaking the vicious cycle of illness and malnutrition by providing ill children with nutritional supplementation is a potentially powerful strategy for preventing malnutrition that has not been adequately investigated. Therefore, MSF investigated whether incidence of malnutrition among ill children <5 y old could be reduced by providing a fortified food product or micronutrients during their 2-wk convalescence period. Two trials, one in Nigeria and one in Uganda, were conducted; here, we report on the trial that took place in Kaabong, a poor agropastoral region of Karamoja, in east Uganda. While the region of Karamoja shows an acute malnutrition rate between 8.4% and 11.5% of which 2% to 3% severe malnutrition, more than half (58%) of the population in the district of Kaabong is considered food insecure.
Publisher:
Public Library of Science
Issue Date:
9-Feb-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/600286
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pmed.1001951
PubMed ID:
26859481
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1549-1676
Appears in Collections:
Nutrition

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorvan der Kam, Sen
dc.contributor.authorRoll, Sen
dc.contributor.authorSwarthout, Ten
dc.contributor.authorEdyegu-Otelu, Gen
dc.contributor.authorMatsumoto, Aen
dc.contributor.authorKasujja, F Xen
dc.contributor.authorCasademont, Cen
dc.contributor.authorShanks, Len
dc.contributor.authorSalse-Ubach, Nen
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-28T14:01:22Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-28T14:01:22Zen
dc.date.issued2016-02-09en
dc.identifier.citationEffect of Short-Term Supplementation with Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food or Micronutrients for Children after Illness for Prevention of Malnutrition: A Randomised Controlled Trial in Uganda. 2016, 13 (2):e1001951 PLoS Med.en
dc.identifier.issn1549-1676en
dc.identifier.pmid26859481en
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pmed.1001951en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/600286en
dc.description.abstractGlobally, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) treats more than 300,000 severely malnourished children annually. Malnutrition is not only caused by lack of food but also by illnesses and by poor infant and child feeding practices. Breaking the vicious cycle of illness and malnutrition by providing ill children with nutritional supplementation is a potentially powerful strategy for preventing malnutrition that has not been adequately investigated. Therefore, MSF investigated whether incidence of malnutrition among ill children <5 y old could be reduced by providing a fortified food product or micronutrients during their 2-wk convalescence period. Two trials, one in Nigeria and one in Uganda, were conducted; here, we report on the trial that took place in Kaabong, a poor agropastoral region of Karamoja, in east Uganda. While the region of Karamoja shows an acute malnutrition rate between 8.4% and 11.5% of which 2% to 3% severe malnutrition, more than half (58%) of the population in the district of Kaabong is considered food insecure.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPublic Library of Scienceen
dc.rightsPublished by Public Library of Science, [url]http://medicine.plosjournals.org/[/url] Archived on this site by Open Access permissionen
dc.titleEffect of Short-Term Supplementation with Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food or Micronutrients for Children after Illness for Prevention of Malnutrition: A Randomised Controlled Trial in Ugandaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalPLoS Medicineen
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