Rehabilitation of grade III protein energy malnutrition on out patients basis

A Jamal, A G Billoo, T Hussain, R Khanani
Malnutrition is an important yet preventable and curable cause of morbidity and mortality. One hundred and thirty-five children suffering from grade III Protein Energy Malnutrition (PEM) from a poor urban population of Karachi city were enrolled for rehabilitation by health education and growth monitoring as out patient. Of these, 89% showed satisfactory recovery during a mean follow-up period of 3.2 months. Mainstay of this study was simple health messages adapted according to local cultural
more » ... to local cultural practices in native language. This simple strategy can go a long way in prevention and treatment of PEM in all the developing countries.
pmid:8920597 fatcat:ctfiqamgafez3bbvjnemwns63u