Helpdesk Report: Nutrition interventions in developing and fragile contexts with a focus on community interventions and Yemen

Helpdesk Report: Nutrition interventions in developing and fragile contexts with a focus on community interventions and Yemen

This helpdesk query report identifies evidence on the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of different interventions to impact malnutrition, with a focus on:

Prevention:

  • breastfeeding and infant and young child feeding promotion and support
  • water and sanitation facilities (schools, health facilities and communities)
  • hand washing and other sanitation behaviour change communication
  • micronutrient/Iron and folate supplements for pregnant women

Treatment:

  • community screening and referral
  • integrated primary health care including integrated management of childhood illnesses (IMCI); community management of acute malnutrition (CMAM); facility based treatment of severe acute malnutrition (SAM), particularly when; and breastfeeding and infant and young child feeding (link to prevention)
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