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.
Understanding nutrition is important because the food you ingest on a day-to-day basis will have an immense influence on how your body feels and functions. Nutrition is the key to good health. Good health is not imperative to physical health alone, it implies mental and social well-being as well. In short, it means a healthy body, also provides a healthy mind and spirit.
Knowing the facts about nutrition will also help you realise that fad or ‘yo-yo’ diets can be detrimental to your physical and mental health. Learn from the resources available here, and enjoy the best of physical and mental health.