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
Severe acute malnutritionrehabilitationF75F100Ready to use therapeutic food (RUTF)
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.