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10 years of CMAM What did we learn ? What are the remaining challenges ?. Dr. André Briend, Department for International Health, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland [email protected] 10 years ago, the main technical ingredients of CMAM were already there. RUTF

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10 years of cmam what did we learn what are the remaining challenges

10 years of CMAMWhat did we learn ? What are the remaining challenges ?

Dr. André Briend,

Department for International Health,

University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

[email protected]


10 years ago the main technical ingredients of cmam were already there

10 years ago, the main technical ingredients of CMAM were already there

  • RUTF

  • Admission on MUAC

  • Community mobilisation

    Some technical fine tuning since (e.g. MUAC for discharge).

    BUT,

    We learned it works…


We learned cmam works and can be integrated into governement programmes

We learned CMAM works and can be integrated into Governement programmes

NGO run programmesIntegrated programmes

Guerrero S, Rogers E, 2013


Getting a high coverage remains a challenge

Getting a high coverage remains a challenge

NGO run programmesIntegrated programmes


A cultural shift needed to address the coverage challenge

A cultural shift needed to address the coverage challenge

In the past, clinical excellence was regarded as the most important quality for a programme

Quality of care still very important

Fine tuning of treatment still needed

But clinical excellence without good coverage will have limited impact

Need for a public health approach

Need for health system strengthening


Priority action act on factors affecting coverage

Priority action: act on factors affecting coverage

  • Early and effective case detection in the community

    MUAC +++, frequently (every month)

    Involve frontline workers, mothers

  • Avoid RUTF stock-outs – good planning needed

  • Maintain quality of care


Key message cmam is not rutf dumping

Key message: CMAM is not RUTF dumping

  • Staff, supervision, functioning health system needed to achieve high coverage and good quality of care

  • Budget needed, beyond providing supplies

  • Political will from Governments needed


Lack of political commitment

Lack of political commitment

Only a small proportion of all children with SAM get adequate treatment

SAM still has low profile in the international health agenda


Sam management not listed in the global 2025 nutrition targets

SAM management not listed in the Global 2025 Nutrition targets

2012 World Health Assembly report. Annex on Child Nutrition

< 2 lines on SAM in a 14 page document


Wha supreme decision body in who

WHA supreme decision body in WHO

Run by country delegates who approve resolutions

194 delegations

Country delegates not aware of SAM public health importance and possibility of treatment

Major advocacy failure that SAM treatment did not turn up in the 2025 Global Nutrition Targets


Importance of sam inadequately perceived by the international health community

Importance of SAM inadequately perceived by the International Health Community

Incidence, not prevalence should be used to assess the burden of an acute condition

SAM related deaths underestimated by a factor of 2 to 8 compared to stunting in the 2013 Lancet papers


Oedematous malnutrition ignored by the public health community

Oedematous malnutrition ignored by the public health community

Limited prevalence data from NGOs

Myatt, unpublished


Failure to assess the magnitude of the problem

Failure to assess the magnitude of the problem

NGOs (on donor requests) have estimated for decades nutritional situation by WFH prevalence surveys.

Incidence measures needed

A shift from WFH cross sectional surveys to repeated large sample surveys needed or to programme data

Only repeated MUAC measures with oedema assessment (as provided by a well run CMAM programme) can give an estimate of the problem magnitude


Large scale muac surveys are possible and are highly informative

Large scale MUAC surveys are possible and are highly informative

7000 children measured in 1 month

Spatial distribution


What did i learn over the last 20 years

What did I learn over the last 20 years ?

We live in a conservative world

RUTF = 5 years + 5 years = 10 years

MUAC as admission criteria = 20 to 25 years +

MUAC as discharge criteria ??

SAM burden assessment with incidence not prevalence ??

SAM getting attention from public health community ?? Politicians ??


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