Does a simplified, combined treatment for moderate and severe acute malnutrition work better than two separate treatment protocols?
OptiMA aims to test and treat malnutrition at its earliest stages by training mothers how to detect malnutrition, and reducing the dosage of therapeutic food as the child gets better. ALIMA is comparing OptiMA (reduced therapeutic food) with the current approach in 1,400 children across four health zones in the DRC. We’re proud to help with this important work to decrease the deadly impact of malnutrition on the most vulnerable. We’re hoping that the findings of the research will positively impact the treatment of malnourished children across the globe.
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