A novel, efficient method for estimating the prevalence of acute malnutrition in resource-constrained and crisis-affected settings

Speaker: Severine Frison

Institution: LSHTM

Date: Wednesday, 30th November, 2016

Time: 12:45 – 1:45

Venue: LSHTM, 15-17 Tavistock Pl, Jerry Morris Room B

Abstract: The assessment of the prevalence of acute malnutrition in children under five is widely used for the detection of emergencies, planning interventions, advocacy, and monitoring and evaluation. This study examined PROBIT Methods to estimate acute malnutrition in children under five using Middle-Upper Arm Circumference

Biography: Severine Frison has six years of experience working in Africa and Asia for different organisations on the assessment, treatment and prevention of acute malnutrition. She has been a staff member in the department of Disease Control at LSHTM since 2011.

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