PhD defence: Efficacy of a Reduced Dose of RUTF in the Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition

Jacques Bouda, ACF Burkina Faso

Suvi Kangas is defending her PhD thesis

Efficacy of a Reduced Dose of RUTF in the Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition: Implications for Anthropometry, Body Composition and Vitamin A and Iron Status

Time

4 September 2020, 13:00

Place

Digital defence. 

Opponents 

Associate Professor Nanna Roos (chair), Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Associate Professor Marko Kerac, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.

Doctor Maren Rytter, Slagelse Sygehus, Denmark.

Main supervisor

Professor Henrik Friis, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sport, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Co-supervisors

Associate Professor Pernille Kaestel, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Professor André Briend, Center for Child Health Research, University of Tampere School of Medicine.

Professor Jonathan Wells, Childhood Nutrition Research Center, UCL Institute of Child Health, UK.

About the thesis

This thesis is part of the MANGO study that aimed to investigate the response to treatment of children with SAM given a reduced RUTF dose compared to children given the standard RUTF dose.

The results presented in this thesis cover the main outcomes of the trial namely the anthropometric and programmatic outcomes and the secondary outcomes related to body composition and vitamin A and iron status.

Additionally, changes occurring in the body composition and vitamin A and iron status of children during treatment were studied.

Download Table of contents; List of papers; English summary; Danish summary; Introduction.

2020, 98 pages.

The thesis is available for inspection at Rolighedsvej 26, DK-1958 Frederiksberg.