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dc.contributor.authorLangendorf, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRoederer, Ten_GB
dc.contributor.authorde Pee, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorDoyon, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMamaty, A-Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTouré, L W-Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorManzo, M Len_GB
dc.contributor.authorGrais, Ren_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.
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
refterms.dateFOA2019-03-04T11:27:47Z
html.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.


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