How do you stop high risk children slipping from moderate into severe acute malnutrition?
Dr Mark Manary from Washington University is working with charity Project Peanut Butter to look at the different ways ‘moderate’ and ‘severe’ acutely malnourished children are treated with therapeutic food (which he helped to invent). The reality is that children in the ‘moderate’ group often live in situations that make them high risk, such as not living with their mother, not being breastfed, or being stunted (short for their age). Dr Manary is looking at how to give the right amount of therapeutic food to kids in these situations. It’s crucial work that could help end world hunger sooner.
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