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    Training in the management of severe malnutrition.

    World Health Organization [WHO]. Department of Nutrition for Health and Development

    Geneva, Switzerland, WHO, Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, 2003. [2] p.

    Malnutrition contributes to an estimated 60% of deaths in under-five children. Typically, the median case fatality rate for severe malnutrition ranges from 30–50%. This has remained unchanged in most settings for the past five decades. However, it is possible to reduce mortality rates substantially by modifying treatment to take account of the physiological and metabolic changes that occur in cases of severe malnutrition. Case fatality rates have decreased to below 5% in treatment centres applying an appropriate management scheme recommended in WHO guidelines. (excerpt)
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