How to strengthen a Community-Based Management of Acute Malnutrition programme in northern Nigeria

This summary highlights findings and recommendations from operation research on a Community-Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) programme in northern Nigeria.  The study analysed the perceived benefits of CMAM; reasons for beneficiaries not defaulting from the programme; challenges of accessing CMAM services; the workloads and motivation of health workers and community volunteers; and what is required to integrate CMAM into the primary health system.

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