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Arch Dis Child. 2012 May;97(5):468-9. doi: 10.1136/adc.2010.209015. Epub 2011 Mar 22.

Malnutrition treatment to become a core competency.

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Department of Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK. claire.schofield@lshtm.ac.uk

Abstract

The International Pediatric Association has resolved that the identification and treatment of severe malnutrition should be a core competency for paediatricians and related health professionals worldwide. The Resolution is in response to the urgent need to reduce deaths and disability among young children. The Resolution has implications for the training of doctors, nurses and other health workers as current curricula are often insufficient to confer competency. Results of a survey of national paediatric societies suggest that training institutions need assistance in teaching about malnutrition treatment. Formation of national multidisciplinary teams for advocacy, strategic planning and action are proposed and it is anticipated that paediatricians will play a major role.

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21427122
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10.1136/adc.2010.209015
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