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A COMMON DEFINITION

The term simplified approaches refers to a number of simplifications to the existing national and global protocols for the treatment of child wasting. These simplifications are designed to improve effectiveness, quality, coverage and reduce the costs of caring for children with uncomplicated wasting. The most implemented and researched simplified approaches are:

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INFORMATION SHEET

A 2-page summary of simplified approaches

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

A 2-page summary of simplified approaches

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NOTE FOR NATIONAL IMPLEMENTERS

A short note for implementers explaining the protocol review process and how simplified approaches can be managed

If you have questions, please visit the En-net forum dedicated to simplified approaches. You will be able to post questions and receive responses from technical experts.

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ABOUT

This website, developed by UNICEF in collaboration with partners from the global Simplified Approaches Working Group, aims to share tools and resources to support the implementation and scale-up of simplified approaches. This global working group was established in 2020 to support the utilisation of simplified approaches as part of the COVID-19 child wasting response. Built off an existing working group facilitated by the International Rescue Committee, the simplified approaches working group brings together child health and nutrition organisations and agencies active in the area of simplified approaches for the management of child wasting. 

The working group aims to support the implementation of the simplified approaches by providing a platform to exchange operational experiences, identify and collaborate on the development of tools, guidance learning and evidence generation.

 

If you are interested in participating in this group, or would like to find out more please contact simplifiedapproaches@unicef.org 

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