Home-based therapy for severe acute malnutrition with ready-to-use food

Ellen Murray, Mark Manary

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Severe acute malnutrition is a devastating condition afflicting under-5 children in many developing countries, but concentrated in sub-Saharan Africa. This paper examines the development of home-based lipid-nutrient therapeutic foods for the treatment of acute malnutrition in sub-Saharan Africa and the adoption of these therapies as a standard of care for non-complicated cases of acute malnutrition. Several of the early key clinical and operational effectiveness trials are discussed as well as the adoption of home-based treatment as a standard operating procedure in regions where malnutrition is present.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-278
Number of pages8
JournalPaediatrics and International Child Health
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014


  • Home-based therapy
  • Malnutrition
  • Ready-to-use therapeutic food

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