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Reducing Child Wasting through Integrated Prevention and Treatment in Mali

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Technical Guidance

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), UNICEF, AfricSanté, and the Sahel Association for Applied Research and Sustainable Development (ASRADD) partnered to implement the Integrated Research on Acute Malnutrition (IRAM) study in Chad to assess the implementation and impact of interventions delivered along the continuum of care for wasting (from prevention to treatment) through community-level platforms. The main objective was to generate evidence on the reach, adoption, effectiveness, implementation, and maintenance of an integrated package of services designed to drastically reduce child wasting over a short timeframe. The study was conducted in the Koutiala region in Mali, with a companion study conducted in Chad. Read this policy brief to learn about the study, the approach taken, some key findings, and policy implications.

This study was made possible by a grant from the Implementer-Led Design, Evidence, Analysis and Learning (IDEAL) Activity. The IDEAL Small Grants Program is made possible by the generous support and contribution of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).