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dc.contributor.authorvan der Kam, S
dc.contributor.authorSalse-Ubach, N
dc.contributor.authorRoll, S
dc.contributor.authorSwarthout, T
dc.contributor.authorGayton-Toyoshima, S
dc.contributor.authorJiya, N M
dc.contributor.authorMatsumoto, A
dc.contributor.authorShanks, L
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-28T13:54:58Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-28T13:54:58Zen
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 Nigeria. 2016, 13 (2):e1001952 PLoS Med.en
dc.identifier.issn1549-1676en
dc.identifier.pmid26859559en
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pmed.1001952en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/600295en
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 and poor infant and child feeding practices but also by illnesses. 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 Goronyo, a rural region of northwest Nigeria with high morbidity and malnutrition rates.
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 Nigeriaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalPLoS Medicineen
refterms.dateFOA2019-03-04T12:40:09Z
html.description.abstractGlobally, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) treats more than 300,000 severely malnourished children annually. Malnutrition is not only caused by lack of food and poor infant and child feeding practices but also by illnesses. 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 Goronyo, a rural region of northwest Nigeria with high morbidity and malnutrition rates.


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