Approach to the Care of Undernourished Children

Repeat
  • Breakout Session
  • Main Building ED 214/215
  • November 12 2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Globally, over 240 million children under five years of age suffer from malnutrition. Approximately 85% of these children are undernourished, manifesting as underweight, wasting, stunting and micronutrient deficiencies or insufficiencies. Under-nutrition contributes to about 45% of deaths in children under five years of age. Children in low-income and resource poor communities and nations are at the greatest risk. Healthcare providers in these communities play a central role in limiting the effects of under-nutrition in this vulnerable population, through early identification, prompt and appropriate care and referral. In this session we will review evidence-based approaches to developing sustainable preventive and early intervention strategies to combat the leading underlying cause of childhood morbidity and mortality in resource limited communities.

Repeats of this Session

November 11 2021 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM at Main Building ED 214/215