Authors: J. L. Alvarez Morán, G. B. Franck Alé, P. Charle, N. Sessions, S. Doumbia, and S. Guerrero
While community health workers (CHWs) often identify and screen for severe acute malnutrition (SAM), this study looks at incorporating SAM treatment into the work of CHWs. The results from a randomized intervention study in Kita, Southwest Mali, indicated that with minimal training CHWs can treat SAM appropriately, which could result in lower defaulter ratios and improve access to treatment.
Link: The effectiveness of treatment for Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) delivered by community health workers
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)