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close this bookNutrition Guidelines (MSF, 1995, 191 p.)
View the document(introduction...)
View the documentPreface
close this folderPart I: Nutrition Strategies in Emergency Situations
View the document1. Food crises
View the document2. Assessment of the nutritional situation
View the document3. Interventions: ensuring adequate general food availability and accessibility
View the document4. Interventions: selective feeding programmes
View the document5. Evaluation
close this folderPart II: Rapid Nutrition Surveys
View the document1. Introduction to anthropometric surveys
View the document2. Anthropometric measurements and indices
View the document3. Sampling methods
View the document4. Analysis, interpretation and recommendations
View the document5. Conclusions
close this folderPart III Selective feeding programmes
View the document1. Justification for selective programmes
View the document2. Criteria for admission and discharge to selective feeding programmes
View the document3. Screening and selection
View the document4.Treatment in a therapeutic feeding centre
View the document5. Treatment in supplementary feeding programmes
View the document6. Implementation and management of a feeding centre
View the document7. Registration and monitoring
View the document8. Evaluation of feeding programmes
View the document9. Food management
close this folderAnnexes
View the documentAnnex 1: Rapid assessment of the state of health of displaced populations or refugees (A.Moren - Medical News, No. 1)
View the documentAnnex 2: Mid - Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC)
View the documentAnnex 3: Nutritional status assessment in adults and adolescents
View the documentAnnex 4: Agencies involved in food relief
View the documentAnnex 5: Food composition table
View the documentAnnex 6: GENERAL RATION: How to calculate the energetic value
View the documentAnnex 7: Micronutrient deficiencies
View the documentAnnex 8: Food basket monitoring methodology
View the documentAnnex 9: Analyzing nutritional survey data
View the documentAnnex 10: Drawing of a random number
View the documentAnnex 11: Standardization of anthropometric measuring techniques
View the documentAnnex 12: Data collection forms
View the documentAnnex 13: W/H Reference tables
View the documentAnnex 14: Selection of food items for selective feeding programmes
View the documentAnnex 15: Oral rehydration for severely malnourished children
View the documentAnnex 16a: Preparation of High Energy Milk
View the documentAnnex 16b: Recipes for porridge for use in therapeutic and wet supplementary feeding programmes
View the documentAnnex 16c: Recipes for premix for dry ration supplementary feeding programmes
View the documentAnnex 17a:Example of a Therapeutic feeding centre
View the documentAnnex 17b: example of layouth of a <<wet>> supplementary feeding centre
View the documentAnnex 17c: Example of a DRY SFP
View the documentAnnex 18a: Example of an Attendance register (tfp or SFP)
View the documentAnnex 18b: Example of a Nutritional Status Monitoring (SFP)
View the documentAnnex 19a: TFP individual monitoring card
View the documentAnnex 19b: SFP individual monitoring card
View the documentAnnex 19c: Individual card for Supplementary feeding centre
View the documentAnnex 19d: Example of an individual card for dry blanket SFC
View the documentAnnex 20: Feeding programme indicator graphs
View the documentAnnex 22: MSF nutrition kits
View the documentBibliography


(References, recommended reading)

1 Manual on feeding infants and young children, Cameron M. and Hofvander Y., Oxford University Press, 1983.

2 Nutrition in Times of Disaster, United Nations Administrative Committee for Coordination, Subcommittee on Nutrition, and the International Nutrition Planners Forum. Presented as a report on an international conference; Geneva, September 27 - 30,1988.

3 Protein - Energy Malnutrition, Waterlow J.C. Eduard Arnold, London, 1992.

4 Prevention of excess mortality in refugee and displaced populations in developing countries, Toole, M. J. and Waldman, R. J. J. Am. Med. Assoc. 263(1990), 3296 - 3302.

5 Selective feeding programmes, Lusty T. and Diskett P., OXFAM Practical Guide No. 1, OXFAM Health Unit, 1984.

6 UNHCR Handbook for emergencies, Part one: Field Operations, UNHCR, Geneva, 1982.

7 Clinical Guidelines, Diagnostic and Treatment Manual, Mcins Sans Frontis, MSF, Paris, 1990.

8 Essential Drugs, Practical Guidelines, Mcins Sans Frontis, MSF, Paris, 1993.

9 A Manual for the treatment of diarrhoea, WHO, WHO/CDD/SER/80.2 Rev. 2 1990.

10 Food scarcity and famine; Assessment and Response, Young H., OXFAM Practical Guide No. 7, OXFAM 1992.

11 Guidelines for training community health workers in nutrition, WHO 1986; module 3 and 5.

12 Surveillance in Emergency Situations, Hausman B. and Ritmeijer K., MSF, Amsterdam, 1992.

13 Rapid Assessment Procedures for Nutrition and Primary Health Care, Scrimshaw S. and Hurtado E., United Nations University, Tokyo.

14 How to weigh and measure children, United Nations, Department of Technical Cooperation for Development and Statistical Office, New York, 1986.

15 Use and Interpretation of anthropometric indicators of nutritional status, Bulletin of the WHO, 64(6): 929 - 941 (1986).

16 Controlling Iron Deficiency, United Nations Administrative Committee for Coordination, Subcommittee on Nutrition. A state of the art review. No. 9. ACC/SCN, Geneva, February 1991.

17 Delivery of Oral Doses of Vitamin A to Prevent Vitamin A Deficiency and Nutritional Blindness, West K.P., Sommer A. A state of the art review. No. 2. ACC/SCN, Geneva, June 1987 (reprinted June 1993).

18 Appropriate uses of anthropometric indices in children, Beaton G., Kelly A., Kevany J., Martorell R. and Mason J. A state of the art review. No. 7. ACC/SCN, Geneva, June 1990.

19 Malnutrition and Infection, Tomkins A. and Watson F. A state of the art review. No. 5. ACC/SCN, Geneva, June 1989 (reprinted June 1993).

20 Issues in the assessment of nutritional status using anthropometry, Gorstein J., Sullivan K., Yip R., de Onis M., Trowbridge F., Fagans P. and Clugstone G. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 1994, 72 (2): 273 - 283.