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Management of severe acute malnutrition in children: working towards results at scale, UNICEF 2015

This Guidance Document provides practical assistance to Country Offices scaling up programmes to
manage SAM in young children. It outlines a step-by-step process through which countries can analyse
their current situation, identify barriers and bottlenecks through the MoRES approach, and plan action
to scale-up treatment. In particular it addresses the challenge of supporting governments to accelerate
and sustain scale-up, build national capacities and source reliable and sustained supplies and financing
for managing SAM. This document also provides complementary background information, references to
international technical recommendations, resources and tools.

The document is aimed at UNICEF country-level programme managers and their main partners – MoH
technical staff and managers, non-governmental organizations and community-based organizations.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
Organization(s): 
United Nations Children's Fund
Cluster(s)/Sector(s): 
Original Publication Date: 
14 Jun 2015
Document type: 
Handbook or Manual
Theme(s): 
Severe Acute Malnutrition Management