Guidelines for severe malnutrition: back to basics

Oruamabo, Raphael S.
March 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Mar2007, Vol. 92 Issue 3, p193
Academic Journal
The article examines the problems encountered in the implementation of management programs by the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to the problem of malnutrition in the world, particularly citing the case of Nigeria. It focuses on undernutrition, one component of malnutrition, which refers to the failure of the body to attain the appropriate amounts of protein, energy, vitamins and some nutrients. The guidelines by WHO were feasible, but problems were encountered in rural hospitals.


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