Advertisement
Research Article

Mid-Upper Arm Circumference Based Nutrition Programming: Evidence for a New Approach in Regions with High Burden of Acute Malnutrition

  • Sylvie Goossens,

    Affiliation: Médecins Sans Frontières, Paris, France

    X
  • Yodit Bekele,

    Affiliation: Médecins Sans Frontières, Paris, France

    X
  • Oliver Yun,

    Affiliation: Médecins Sans Frontières, New York, New York, United States of America

    X
  • Géza Harczi,

    Affiliation: Médecins Sans Frontières, Paris, France

    X
  • Marie Ouannes,

    Affiliation: Médecins Sans Frontières, Paris, France

    X
  • Susan Shepherd mail

    susan.shepherd@paris.msf.org

    Affiliation: Médecins Sans Frontières, New York, New York, United States of America

    X
  • Published: November 26, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049320

About the Authors

Sylvie Goossens, Yodit Bekele, Géza Harczi, Marie Ouannes
Médecins Sans Frontières, Paris, France
Oliver Yun, Susan Shepherd
Médecins Sans Frontières, New York, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: susan.shepherd@paris.msf.org

Competing Interests

MSF staff participated in data collection (through their work in routine projects in collaboration with the Ministry of Health) and preparation of the manuscript (all authors were employed by MSF at the time the study was conducted). Epicentre verified the data collection and analysis for this study. Epicentre is a non-profit organisation created by MSF to conduct operational research/evaluations in MSF-supported projects to improve the quality of care provided and evaluate activities/strategies implemented in the projects. More information about this non-profit organisation can be found in the website: http://www.epicentre.msf.org/en/in-brief. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials and the authors declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SG YB GH MO. Analyzed the data: SG YB SS. Wrote the paper: SG OY SS. Reviewed the manuscript and provided substantial intellectual input: SG YB OY GH SS.