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

Bilukha, O.; Talley, L.; Howard, C.
June 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;6/5/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 21, p591
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.


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