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Development and Implementation of a Locally Produced Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food in Vietnam

According to the authors, over 200,000 cases of severe acute malnutrition occur in Vietnam each year. Their research details the development and success of a locally-developed ‘Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food’ (RUTF), and its role in a broader program to fight acute malnutrition. The authors report success in treating children and in enabling local production of the RUTF to enable scale up.

Phuong, H., Nga, TT., Mathisen, R., Nguyen, M., et al. Food and Nutrition Bulletin. (June 2014) Vol. 35, pp. 52S-56S.