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Table 5 Criteria for using the combined protocol vs. emergency

From: Adapting acute malnutrition treatment protocols in emergency contexts: a qualitative study of national decision-making

  According to a majority of informants:
Defined as an “emergency” Reason for using the combined protocol
Active conflict or insecure zone Yes Yes
Newly accessible zone with high rates of acute malnutrition Yes Yes
Stock-outs of RUTF
and/or RUSF
No ?
Peak of malnutrition during the lean season ? No
Areas where this is only an OTP or a TSFP (not both) No Yes