Generic Guidelines and Job Aids for Community-Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM), November 2010 Draft Version
FANTA is working with partners to create a package of Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) generic guidelines and job aids that can be adapted at the country level using national guidelines, local considerations, and WHO recommendations. The current November 2010 draft is still being reviewed and finalized, however, it is being shared due to high demand.
It is important to note that these materials are not finalized, and that final versions are expected to be completed in 2011. There will be new job aids on drug dosages and additional training aids added to the materials package as well. Additionally, the generic guidelines are currently undergoing a final technical review. However, as these materials will have to be adapted for each individual country context, the drafts will be useful to organizations in their current iteration.
Partners include UNICEF and multiple technical working groups, with input and review
from USAID, the World Health Organization and numerous non-governmental
organizations working to lessen the impact of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) on children. Support
for the development of the materials was provided by USAID's Bureau for
Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance's Office of Foreign
Disaster Assistance and Bureau for Global Health's Office of Health,
Infectious Diseases, and Nutrition.
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