MANA is a crucial part of a protocol called Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM). This holistic approach to treating malnutrition addresses the underlying issues that typically cause a child to reach such a desperate state. CMAM involves weekly weight checks, nutritional education, and perhaps most importantly, allows a mother to feed her child at home using MANA. It’s easy for a mother to open, easy for a child to eat, and as tasty as peanut butter. When treated with three packets a day for six weeks, more than 90% of children recover.
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