- Children with severe acute malnutrition
- New diagnostic and treatment strategies
M. Boele van Hensbroek
- Award date
- 29 March 2018
- Number of pages
- Document type
- PhD thesis
- Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA)
Forty-five percent of worldwide deaths in children under-5 years of age is directly or indirectly attributable to poor nutrition. Tackling the global problem of malnutrition and of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in particular, to increase health, quality of life, and to reduce under-5 mortality, is now receiving much greater attention from the international community. This is demonstrated, among others, by its inclusion in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
The aim of this thesis is to gain further insight into how to improve diagnosis and treatment of children with complicated SAM. In this thesis we described the results of two randomized controlled intervention trials, two observational studies and one systematic review.
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