TITLE

Impact of New WHO Growth Standards on the Prevalence of Acute Malnutrition and Operations of Feeding Programs -- Darfur, Sudan, 2005-2007

AUTHOR(S)
Bilukha, O.; Talley, L.; Howard, C.
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;6/5/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 21, p591
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article describes the significance of the new growth references by the World Health Organization (WHO) to calculate nationwide incidence of acute malnutrition and performance of feeding programs in Darfur, Sudan from 2005-2007. It states that data analysis for children aged 6-59 months by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that the use of the measuring indicators would have increased cases of both global acute and severe acute malnutrition.
ACCESSION #
41775165

 

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