Specially formulated foods for treating children with acute moderate malnutrition in low- and middle-income countries

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

Authors

  • Marzia Lazzerini,

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    1. WHO Collaborating Centre for Maternal and Child Health, Institute for Maternal and Child Health, Unit for Health Services Research and International Health, Trieste, Italy
    • Marzia Lazzerini, Unit for Health Services Research and International Health, WHO Collaborating Centre for Maternal and Child Health, Institute for Maternal and Child Health, IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, 8232, Italy. lazzerini@burlo.trieste.it.

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  • Laura Rubert,

    1. WHO Collaborating Centre for Maternal and Child Health, Institute for Maternal and Child Health, Unit for Health Services Research and International Health, Trieste, Italy
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  • Luca Ronfani,

    1. Institute for Maternal and Child Health, Unit of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Trieste, Italy
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  • Paola Pani,

    1. WHO Collaborating Centre for Maternal and Child Health, Institute for Maternal and Child Health, Unit for Health Services Research and International Health, Trieste, Italy
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  • Marcella Montico

    1. Institute for Maternal and Child Health, Unit of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Trieste, Italy
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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

  1. To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of different types of foods for children with moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) in low- and middle-income countries

  2. To assess whether foods complying or not complying with specific nutritional compositions are safe and effective