Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition in the Philippines

From emergency-focused modelling to national policy and government scale-up

A one-year-old girl's mid-upper arm is being measures by a health worker
UNICEF Philippines/2015/Jeoffrey Maitem


To address the high burden of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in the Philippines, nutrition sector partners in the country supported the development of protocols and policies to institutionalize SAM management within national and local health systems. This improves access to life-saving services for children diagnosed with SAM in emergency and non-emergency settings. 

Andrew Bucu, Anthony Calibo, Aashima Garg, Rene Galera, Rosalia Paje and Willibald Zeck
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