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The need for adult therapeutic care in emergency feeding programs. Lessons from Somalia, JAMA (270 (5))

The limits of human adaptation to starvation, Nature Medicine 1(8)

Borton et al. Humanitarian Aid and Effects, The International response to conflict and genocide: lessons from the Rwanda experience – Study 3 of the Joint evaluation of emergency assistance to Rwanda. DANIDA/ODI, London 1996

Using middle upper arm circumference to assess severe adult malnutrition during famine, JAMA (276 (5))

Dietary treatment of severe malnutrition in adults, AJCN, (68 (1))

The risks of wet feeding, ENN (3)

Assessment of nutritional status of adults in emergency-affected populations, RNIS Supplement ACCN (August)

Short-term prognosis in severe adult and adolescent malnutrition during famine, JAMA, (284(5))

Raising standards in emergency relief: how useful are sphere minimum standards for humanitarian assistance? British Medical Journal, September, (323(7315))

Changing the way we address severe malnutrition during famine, The Lancet (358)

Outpatient care for severely malnourished children in emergency relief programmes: a retrospective cohort study, The Lancet (360)

Alternative RUTF formulations, Emergency Nutrition Network, (Special Supplement 2)

The Cost of Selective Feeding, ENN Special Supplement on Community-based Therapeutic Care, (ENN Special Supplement Series, No. 2, November).

Community-based therapeutic care – a new paradigm for selective feeding in nutritional crises, Overseas Development Institute: London (Humanitarian Policy Network Paper 48)

Community-therapeutic care (CTC), Emergency Nutrition Network, (Special Supplement 2).

A field trial of a survey method for estimating the coverage of selective feeding programs, Bulletin of World Health Organ (83)

Integrating CTC and HIV/AIDS Support in Malawi, Emergency Nutrition Network, (25)

Engaging communities in emergency response: the CTC experience in Western Darfur. IN: Humanitarian Policy Network, ed. Humanitarian Exchange. London: Overseas Development Institute

A review of methods to detect cases of severely malnourished children in the community for their admission into community-based therapeutic care programs, Food Nutrition Bulletin (27)

Bahwere et al. Community-based Therapeutic Care (CTC): a field manual. First edition, Valid International, Oxford, UK. 2006

Key issues in the success of community-based management of severe malnutrition, Food Nutrition Bulletin (27)

The management of severe acute malnutrition in children, The Lancet (368)

Community-based therapeutic care in HIV-affected populations, Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg (2006; 100(1):6-9)

A comparison of the programme coverage of two therapeutic feeding interventions implemented in neighbouring districts of Malawi, Public Health Nutrition

Bahwere. Mangochi Research on the Nutrition Care of Chronically Sick Adults using Chickpea Sesame based Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food Save the Children USA, Lilongwe. July 2007

Treating Severe Acute Malnutrition seriously, Archives of Disease in Childhood, (92(5))

Low resource methods for evaluating access and coverage in selective feeding programs, Emergency Nutrition Network (June)

Uptake of HIV testing and outcomes within a community-based therapeutic care (CTC) programme to treat severe acute malnutrition in Malawi, BMC Infectious Diseases, (July)

Improving the management of severe acute malnutrition in an area of high HIV prevalence, Journal of Tropical Paediatrics, (54(6))

Socio-Cultural Determinants of Food Sharing Amongst the Dinka of Southern Sudan: Observations and Implications for Humanitarian Programming, Emergency Nutrition Network (March)

Improved assessment of child nutritional status

Determinants of coverage in Community-based, Therapeutic Care programmes

New WHO Growth Standards

Acceptability and effectiveness of chickpea sesame based Read to Use Therapeutic Food in malnourished HIV positive adults, Patient Preference and Adherence (Jan-March) (3)).

Probiotic and prebiotic enhanced Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) in the treatment of Severe Acute Child Malnutrition (SAM) in Malawi: A double blind randomised controlled efficacy trial, The Lancet (374).

Cost effectiveness of community therapeutic care for children with severe acute malnutrition in Zambia: economic evaluation. Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation (7:2 January).

Therapeutic Nutrition for Children with Severe Acute Malnutrition: Summary of African Experience Indian Pediatrics (Indian Pediatr 2010;47: 655-659).

Breast-milk intake of 9–10 month old rural infants given a ready-to-use complementary food in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, AJCN (Am J Clin Nutr 2011;93:1300–4).

S. Collins. Severe Adult Malnutrition- The limits of human adaptation to starvation. Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany 2011, ISBN 978-3-8433-9484-0.

Effective Therapeutic Feeding with Chickpea Sesame Based Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (CS-RUTF) in Wasted Adults with Confirmed or Suspected AIDS, World Journal of AIDS, (2011;1: 169-181).

Impact of household food insecurity on the nutritional status and the response to therapeutic feeding of people living with human immunodeficiency virus, Patient Prefer Adherence, (2011;5: 619-27).

Randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of a soybean-maize-sorghum based ready-to-use complementary food paste on infant growth in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, AJCN (Am J Clin Nutr 2012;95:1157-1164).

Development of the acceptability and safety of novel ready-to-use therapeutic foods, Nutrition, (September).

Low-cost, Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods can be designed using locally available commodities with the aid of Linear Programming, Journal of Nutrition.

Development and acceptability of a novel milk-free soybean–maize–sorghum ready-to-use therapeutic food (SMS-RUTF) based on industrial extrusion cooking process, Maternal Child Health.

S. Akech, S.Collins & J. Berkley. Chapter in Principles of Medicine in Africa, 4th Edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, 2012.

Long term mortality after community and facility based treatment of severe acute malnutrition: Analysis of data from Bangladesh, Kenya. Malawi and Niger, Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology (2012; 4(8):215-225).

Using Evaluation for a Change

Comparison of the effectiveness of a milk-free soy-maize-sorghum-based ready-to-use therapeutic food to standard ready-to-use therapeutic food with 25% milk in nutrition management of severely acutely malnourished Zambian children: an equivalence non-blinded cluster randomised controlled trial, Maternal and Child Nutrition.

Effectiveness of milk whey protein-based ready-to-use therapeutic food in treatment of severe acute malnutrition in Malawian under-5 children: a randomised, double-blind, controlled non-inferiority clinical trial. Article first published online: 13 FEB 2014. DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12112

Estimated Iron and Zinc Bioavailability in Soybean-Maize-Sorghum Ready to Use Foods: Effect of Soy Protein Concentrate and Added Phytase, Journal of Food Processing & Technology (J Food Process Technol 2016, 7: 556)

Cereals and pulse-based ready-to-use therapeutic food as an alternative to the standard milk- and peanut paste–based formulation for treating severe acute malnutrition: a non-inferiority, individually randomized controlled efficacy clinical trial, AJCN (Am J Clin Nutr 2016 115.119537).

Children with Moderate Acute Malnutrition with No Access to Supplementary Feeding Programmes Experience High Rates of Deterioration and No Improvement: Results from a Prospective Cohort Study in Rural Ethiopia (Journal Pone 2016, 0153530)

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