Table 3

Reported effectiveness of treatment interventions for acute malnutrition among children under-five in conflict settings

OutcomeCountrySettingIntervention componentsDelivery personnelDelivery
site
Children treated
N
Recovered
n (%)
Defaulted
n (%)
Died
n (%)
SAM treatmentSri Lanka49CampTherapeutic feeding including F75, F100 and RUTF (BP-100) in hospital and RUTF (BP-100) as outpatient; deworming; vitamin A supplementationPaediatricians, health workersHospital, health centre230216 (93.9)2 (0.9)0 (0)
Sri Lanka49Camp, non-campTargeted supplementary feeding (HEBs)1065958 (89.9)51 (4.8)0 (0)
Sri Lanka49Camp, non-campBlanket supplementary feeding (CSB) (no therapeutic or targeted supplementary feeding)306130 (42.5)86 (28.1)0 (0)
Kenya73CampsTherapeutic feedingCHWsSFCs30142351 (78)151 (5)181 (6)
Tanzania73CampsTherapeutic feedingCHWsSFCs403303 (75)41 (10)17 (4)
Yemen89Camps, ruralTherapeutic feedingDoctors, nurses, medical studentsHospital-based therapeutic feeding centre110378 (7.1)196 (18)60 (5.4)
MAM treatmentSri Lanka49CampTargeted supplementary feeding (HEBs), blanket supplementary feeding (CSB)Health workersHealth centre753380 (50.5)NR0 (0)
Sri Lanka49Camp, non-campTargeted supplementary feeding (HEBs), blanket supplementary feeding (CSB)69703110 (44.6)NR0 (0)
Sri Lanka49Camp, non-campBlanket supplementary feeding (no targeted supplementary feeding)48571571 (32.3)NR0 (0)
Kenya73CampsTargeted supplementary feedingCHWsSFCs37 74134 722 (92)1737 (5)0 (0)
Tanzania73CampsTargeted supplementary feedingCHWsSFCs21581641 (76)195 (9)0 (0)
GAM treatmentGuinea Bissau64CampsTargeted supplementary feedingHealth workersHealth centre247148 (59.9)70 (32)2 (0.9)
Lebanon100Camps, ruralTherapeutic feedingDoctors, nurses, CHWSHospital,
health centre
519412 (79.2)24 (4.6)NR
Liberia76RuralTargeted supplementary feedingCHWsSFCs12 2599967 (81.3)1923 (15.7)50 (0.4)
Burundi76RuralTargeted supplementary feedingCHWsSFCs91976144 (66.8)2682 (29.2)63 (0.7)
DRC76CampsTargeted supplementary feedingCHWsSFCs18 76714 826 (79)2139 (11.4)33 (0.2)
  • CHWs, community health workers; CSB, corn–soya blend; GAM, global acute malnutrition; HEBs, high-energy biscuits; MAM, moderate acute malnutrition; RUTF, ready to use therapeutic food; SAM, severe acute malnutrition; SFCs, supplementary feeding centres.