Lessons from 15 years of Community Management of Acute Malnutrition Programming

Concern has been engaged in Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) at community, facility, district, national, and international level since 2000.

Children are fed as part of a community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) programme held at a community health center in the southern Rwandan village of Gisagara. Photo: Cheney Orr / Concern Worldwide.
Children are fed as part of a community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) programme held at a community health center in the southern Rwandan village of Gisagara. Photo: Cheney Orr / Concern Worldwide.

This article outlines five key lessons Concern has learned over the last 15 years of CMAM programming and concludes with priorities Concern has identified for supporting future equitable scale-up of quality services for acute malnutrition. A companion article summarizes Concern CMAM activities during the same time period. Those involved in CMAM programming or with an interest in CMAM should find this article of interest.

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