Sahel: After 30 years, nutrition strategy revamp at hand

Published on 10 September 2010

Aid strategies for treating children suffering moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) have remained virtually unchanged for 30 years. As part of UN-led efforts to revamp policy, several initiatives in West Africa are examining how best to treat the condition, a major cause of death and disease worldwide. (..) One product being evaluated in Mali is CSB++, a more nutrient-rich version of the corn-soya blend long used by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) for moderately malnourished children. Nutrition experts say the original CSB does not contain the nutrients to stem MAM.

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