Building the evidence
No Wasted Lives supports a portfolio of operational research to build the evidence around ways to improve the quality, coverage, and cost-effectiveness of programmes for acute malnutrition across the world. These include:
Simplified protocols for the treatment of wasting
Models for detection and treatment in the community
CeaSurge: Operations research on mothers’ use of MUAC screening to improve early detection, referral and prevention of malnutrition among children under the age of five in North Horr pastoralist communities, Kenya. Read more.
Innovative approaches to diagnosis of acute malnutrition
OptiDiag: Biomedical Investigations for Optimised Diagnosis and Monitoring of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM): Elucidating the heterogeneous diagnosis of SAM by current anthropometric criteria and moving beyond. Read more.
Understanding treatment success and non-respondance
For more information about research projects related to acute malnutrition from organisations around the world visit the Ongoing Research interactive map on acutemalnutrition.org