Intervention Protocol

Community-based versus health facility-based management of acute malnutrition for reducing the prevalence of severe acute malnutrition in children 6 to 59 months of age in low- and middle-income countries

  1. Yasir Shafiq1,
  2. Ali Saleem2,
  3. Zohra S Lassi2,*,
  4. Anita KM Zaidi2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care Group

Published Online: 21 JUN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010547

How to Cite

Shafiq Y, Saleem A, Lassi ZS, Zaidi AKM. Community-based versus health facility-based management of acute malnutrition for reducing the prevalence of severe acute malnutrition in children 6 to 59 months of age in low- and middle-income countries (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD010547. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010547.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Aga Khan University Hospital, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

  2. 2

    Aga Khan University Hospital, Division of Women and Child Health, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

*Zohra S Lassi, Division of Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University Hospital, Stadium Road, PO Box 3500, Karachi, Sindh, 74800, Pakistan. zohra.lassi@aku.edu. zohra.lassi@gmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 21 JUN 2013

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

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

  1. To compare the outcomes of uncomplicated SAM in children under five years old treated through the 'out-patient therapeutic programme (community-based approach)' with those treated with the 'in-patient care at a therapeutic feeding centre' approach in low- and middle-income countries'.
  2. To compare the effectiveness of both the community-based approach and in-patient care at therapeutic feeding centres in treating uncomplicated SAM in low- and middle-income countries in both humanitarian and non-humanitarian situations