Emergency Nutrition Assessment: Guidelines for field workers

This handbook offers practical guidance on how to carry out a nutrition assessment in an emergency setting.

November 2004 20.00 1841870900 1841870900

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Accurate assessment of the nutrition situation in emergencies is key to effective, life-saving responses. These guidelines offer straightforward, step-by-step guidance on how to carry out a nutrition assessment.

Emergency Nutrition Assessment starts by looking at how to assess potential causes of malnutrition in emergencies. This is followed by practical guidance on how to conduct field surveys on the prevalence of malnutrition and the rate of mortality among under-fives; and how to interpret the findings and present your recommendations. A separate section looks at how to measure feeding programme coverage.

Software tools for use in designing and analysing findings are included on an accompanying CD-ROM, which also contains key supporting texts on nutrition assessment.

An essential guide for all nutritionists working in emergency situations.


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