Mannuals and Tool Kits

The Field Workers’ Reference Guide (FWRG) for the 1st 1000 MCDs provides Field Workers in multiple sectors with useful information regarding the interventions that can prevent malnutrition; especially stunting in infants and young children. Field Workers are community service providers (in food security, nutrition, health, social protection, community development, and water, sanitation and hygiene) who are closest to the community. They are expected to enhance awareness on the importance of adequate nutrition and disease prevention during the 1st 1000 MCDs and help guide community members to obtain, develop and implement useful and appropriate practices. Field Workers’ effective role is one key to national development.


Severe acute malnutrition remains a major killer of children under five years of age. Until recently, treatment has been restricted to facility-based approaches, greatly limiting its coverage and impact. New evidence suggests, however, that large numbers of children with severe acute malnutrition can be treated in their communities without being admitted to a health facility or a therapeutic feeding centre. The community-based approach involves timely detection of severe acute malnutrition in the community and provision of treatment for those without medical complications with ready-to-use therapeutic foods or other nutrient-dense foods at home. If properly combined with a facility-based approach for those malnourished children with medical complications and implemented on a large scale, community-based management of severe acute malnutrition could prevent the deaths of hundreds of thousands of children.

 


This manual in which technical guidelines are presented to systematize and facilitate the establishment and execution of a vitamin A sugar fortification program is divided into three parts. Part 1, Guidelines for the Development, Implementation, Monitoring, and Evaluation for Vitamin A Sugar Fortification Program, describes why it is important to prevent and reduce vitamin A
deficiency and how to go about establishing such a program. Existing strategies are discussed and the basic elements to be considered in establishing an appropriate program for vitamin A sugar fortification are described in detail.


This manual in which technical guidelines are presented to systematize and facilitate the establishment and execution of a vitamin A sugar fortification program is divided into three parts. Part 1, Guidelines for the Development, Implementation, Monitoring, and Evaluation for Vitamin A Sugar Fortification Program, describes why it is important to prevent and reduce vitamin A
deficiency and how to go about establishing such a program. Existing strategies are discussed and the basic elements to be considered in establishing an appropriate program for vitamin A sugar fortification are described in detail.

 


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