New WHO Growth Standards
Rollout needs more resources, The Lancet (374: 9684).
Kerac, M., et al., (2009)
Soya, maize and sorghum ready-to-use therapeutic foods are more effective in correcting anaemia and iron deficiency than the standard ready-to-use therapeutic food: randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health, (2019); 19:806
Soya, maize, and sorghum–based ready-to-use therapeutic food with amino acid is as efficacious as the standard milk and peanut paste–based formulation for the treatment of severe acute malnutrition in children: A noninferiority individually randomized controlled efficacy clinical trial in Malawi. AJCN, 2017; 106: 1100/12
The need for adult therapeutic care in emergency feeding programs. Lessons from Somalia, JAMA (270 (5))
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))
Assessment of nutritional status of adults in emergency-affected populations, RNIS Supplement ACCN (August)
Outpatient care for severely malnourished children in emergency relief programmes: a retrospective cohort study, The Lancet (360)
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)
Engaging communities in emergency response: the CTC experience in Western Darfur. IN: Humanitarian Policy Network, ed. Humanitarian Exchange. London: Overseas Development Institute
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)
Community-based therapeutic care in HIV-affected populations, Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg (2006; 100(1):6-9)
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
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)
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).
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).
Dr Steve Collins reflects on the opportunities and problems associated with the USD$250 million contribution announced by Administrator, Samantha Power of USAID – a positive catalyst for change?
VALID commissioned and achieved peer-review of a professional report to quantify objectively the overall climate impact profile of the amino-acid enhanced, plant-based RUTF recipe. It has found that the overall global warming potential impacts of the plant-based RUTF recipe are 47%-52% less than the milk-peanut based recipe.
Dr Steve Collins gives a hugely informative and enlightened interview to ENN podcast while discussing his candid Reflections on the UN Global Action Plan on Wasting.