MUAC as the sole discharge criterion from community‐based management of severe acute malnutrition in Burkina Faso

Published on Apr 1, 2019in Maternal and Child Nutrition3.305
· DOI :10.1111/mcn.12688
Sheila Isanaka14
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(Harvard University),
Kerstin Hanson3
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(MSF: Médecins Sans Frontières)
+ 3 AuthorsRebecca F. Grais30
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