Underlying risk factors affecting the effectiveness of the nutritional therapeutic treatment protocol for complicated severely malnourished children in the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Souro, Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso

01 October 2018 → 30 September 2024
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Other chemical sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Nutrition and dietetics
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
Severe acute malnutrition rehabilitation F75 F100 Ready to use therapeutic food (RUTF)
Project description

The “Rehabilitation and Nutritional Education Center” in Burkina Faso is specialized in treatment of complicated severely malnourished children (on average 10 new cases per day). Recovery rate is lower than international standards; and morbidity and mortality are high. This project evaluates risk factors affecting the response to dietary rehabilitation in this center and compares several alternatives for treatment during rehabilitation.