UN World Food Programme

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Measuring a child’s mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) can give an indication of his or her nutritional status. A community health worker takes the MUAC of four-year-old Hasan (in Kadakati, Assasuni Upazila, Satkhira district). From an earlier screening session held in his house, he was found to be moderately acutely undernourished – he was too thin. Since then, he has been receiving specialized nutritious food while his mother received nutrition education to improve the family diet and health and hygiene practices. Hasan’s nutritional status is monitored every two weeks by a community health worker to follow-up on his progress.

Date: 
05/05/2014