IMAM National Guidelines

The Guidelines for the Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) of the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) Public Health Directorate (PND) are a tool to assist health agents (managers and care providers) in the management of both severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) care and services in community-based and health facility-based primary care and secondary care. A child with acute malnutrition undergoes profound physiological and metabolic changes. For this reason, specific guidance is required for the management of the condition and its associated complications. The Guidelines promote
standardised case management of acute malnutrition in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Adherence to the Guidelines significantly contributes to reducing mortality from acute malnutrition. Local adaptations may be considered, but these should be made in collaboration with and with the consent of the MOPH.