March 2011 Newsletter

At the conclusion of six weeks of treatment for fourteen children in Rwaza, we documented an average weight gain of 19% and MUAC (middle upper arm circumference) gain of 16%, based on starting measurements. Eleven of the fourteen children recovered from severe acute malnutrition when using the weight-for-age calculation; the remaining three children were borderline severe/moderate acute malnutrition and will continue on RUTF therapy for a few more weeks. Overall, the results of the treatment were successful, evidenced by happy moms and active kids!

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