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Training Guide for Community-Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) (PDF in English)

November 2008 — A significant gap remains between need and capacity for management of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in children. This gap exists despite clear advances in the development and implementation of international and national protocols for the management of SAM, as well as guidelines and training for inpatient care of severely acutely malnourished children. To address this gap, FHI 360’s Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance (FANTA) project worked with partners to develop the Training Guide for Community-Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM). This guide was developed to increase knowledge of and build practical skills in CMAM, in both emergency and nonemergency contexts.

The guide is designed for health care workers who manage, supervise and implement CMAM. This includes providers who are involved in health outreach activities; ministry of health officials at the national, regional and district levels; health and nutrition program managers of nongovernmental organizations; and United Nations technical staff. Copies of the CD-ROM are available by emailing your request to fantamail@fhi360.org.