Prevention and Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition

in East Asia & the Pacific

malnutrition
UNICEF/UNI111433/Tattersal

Highlights

In this region, despite economic growth and achievements in health and nutrition indicators, maternal and child undernutrition rates and burden remain extremely high. The annual estimated number of cases of severe wasting in EAPR countries is over six million, but the indirect coverage of the treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) is less than 2%. The publication is a meeting report of the Regional Consultation “Prevention and Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition in Asia and the Pacific” that was held in Bangkok, Thailand, on June 24-26, 2015, and was attended by 11 countries from the region. The presentations can be found at this link: http://tinyurl.com/SAMconsultation

In this region, despite economic growth and achievements in health and nutrition indicators, maternal and child undernutrition rates and burden remain extremely high. The annual estimated number of cases of severe wasting in EAPR countries is over six million, but the indirect coverage of the treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) is less than 2%. The publication is a meeting report of the Regional Consultation “Prevention and Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition in Asia and the Pacific” that was he
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