We directly support 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;

  • MANGO: Testing reduced dosage for treatment in Burkina Faso
  • OptiDiag: Biomedical Investigations for Optimized Diagnosis and Monitoring of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM): Elucidating the heterogeneous diagnosis of SAM by current anthropometric criteria and moving beyond 
  • ComPAS: Testing combined protocols for the treatment of MAM/SAM in South Sudan and Mali
  • C-Project and beyond: Testing the integration of SAM treatment into the iCCM package in Mali, Pakistan, and Kenya
  • SAM Photo Diagnosis: Developing an innovative diagnostic mobile app

For more information about research projects related to acute malnutrition from organisations around the world visit the Ongoing Research interactive map on