Childhood wasting is an increasing global public health problem and studies have shown that emergency rates of global acute malnutrition persist in the longer-term in some dryland contexts—even in the absence of an obvious emergency and despite ongoing packages of essential nutrition interventions.
This technical series is a vital next step in a process of sharing recent research that challenges conventional wisdom and facilitating constructive critiques and informed debate to improve the way we address acute malnutrition in Africa’s drylands. The technical series will:
- Review wasting and acute malnutrition in drylands and the role of a conceptual framework for the analysis of drivers of acute malnutrition in these contexts.
- Present the Global Action Plan on wasting and discuss the implications for drylands.
- Review the adapted conceptual framework for nutrition in Africa’s drylands, including recent evidence on the basic drivers.
- Propose revisions to the adapted conceptual framework for addressing acute malnutrition in Africa’s drylands.