Moderate and severe malnutrition are endemic in much of the developing world and in association with pockets of deprivation in the developed world.
The cost in terms of individual and social development is high.
The principles of effective management are clearly documented.
A low cost, community based treatment programme for moderately and severely malnourished children under 3 years of age was established at a health centre in rural Jamaica.
Children were followed up monthly and defaulters were rigorously recalled.
Management consisted of carefully delivered dietary advice, antibiotics, anthelminthics, and vitamin supplements.
Mots-clés Pascal : Malnutrition, Enfant, Homme, Nourrisson, Jamaïque, Antilles, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Programme sanitaire, Traitement, Milieu rural, Soin santé primaire, Protocole thérapeutique, Trouble nutrition
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malnutrition, Child, Human, Infant, Jamaica, West Indies, Central America, America, Sanitary program, Treatment, Rural environment, Primary health care, Therapeutic protocol, Nutrition disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0003680
Code Inist : 002B22C. Création : 09/06/1995.