Development and testing of locally-produced ready-to-use therapeutic and supplementary foods (RUTFs and RUSFs) in Cambodia: Lessons learned

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Development and testing of locally-produced ready-to-use therapeutic and supplementary foods (RUTFs and RUSFs) in Cambodia : Lessons learned. / Borg, Bindi; Mihrshahi, Seema; Laillou, Arnaud; Sigh, Sanne; Sok, Daream; Peters, Remco; Chamnan, Chhoun; Berger, Jacques; Prak, Sophonneary; Roos, Nanna; Griffin, Mark; Wieringa, Frank T.

I: B M C Public Health, Bind 19, 1200, 2019.

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Borg, B, Mihrshahi, S, Laillou, A, Sigh, S, Sok, D, Peters, R, Chamnan, C, Berger, J, Prak, S, Roos, N, Griffin, M & Wieringa, FT 2019, 'Development and testing of locally-produced ready-to-use therapeutic and supplementary foods (RUTFs and RUSFs) in Cambodia: Lessons learned', B M C Public Health, bind 19, 1200. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7445-2

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Borg, B., Mihrshahi, S., Laillou, A., Sigh, S., Sok, D., Peters, R., ... Wieringa, F. T. (2019). Development and testing of locally-produced ready-to-use therapeutic and supplementary foods (RUTFs and RUSFs) in Cambodia: Lessons learned. B M C Public Health, 19, [1200]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7445-2

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Borg B, Mihrshahi S, Laillou A, Sigh S, Sok D, Peters R o.a. Development and testing of locally-produced ready-to-use therapeutic and supplementary foods (RUTFs and RUSFs) in Cambodia: Lessons learned. B M C Public Health. 2019;19. 1200. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7445-2

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Borg, Bindi ; Mihrshahi, Seema ; Laillou, Arnaud ; Sigh, Sanne ; Sok, Daream ; Peters, Remco ; Chamnan, Chhoun ; Berger, Jacques ; Prak, Sophonneary ; Roos, Nanna ; Griffin, Mark ; Wieringa, Frank T. / Development and testing of locally-produced ready-to-use therapeutic and supplementary foods (RUTFs and RUSFs) in Cambodia : Lessons learned. I: B M C Public Health. 2019 ; Bind 19.

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title = "Development and testing of locally-produced ready-to-use therapeutic and supplementary foods (RUTFs and RUSFs) in Cambodia: Lessons learned",
abstract = "Background: Rates of childhood undernutrition are persistently high in Cambodia. Existing ready-to-use supplementary and therapeutic foods (RUSFs and RUTFs) have had limited acceptance and effectiveness. Therefore, our project developed and trialled a locally-produced, multiple micronutrient fortified lipid-based nutrient supplement (LNS) with therapeutic and supplementary versions. This ready-to-use food (RUF) is innovative in that, unlike many RUFs, it contains fish instead of milk. Development began in 2013 and the RUF was finalised in 2015. From 2015 until the present, both the RUTF and the RUSF versions were trialled for acceptability and effectiveness.Methods: This paper draws on project implementation records and semi-structured interviews to describe the partnership between the Cambodian Ministries of Health and Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, UNICEF, the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), universities, and Vissot factory. It discusses the project implementation and lessons learned from the development and trialling process, and insights into positioning nutrition on the health agenda in low and middle-income countries.Results: The lessons learned relate to the importance of project planning, management, and documentation in order to seize opportunities in the research, policy, advocacy, and programming environment while ensuring adequate day-to-day project administration and resourcing.Conclusions: We conclude that projects such as ours, that collaborate to develop and test novel, locally-produced RUTFs and RUSFs, offer an exciting opportunity to respond to both local programmatic and broader research needs.",
keywords = "Faculty of Science, Ready-to-use supplementary food (RUSF), Ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF), Lipid-based nutrient supplement (LNS), Locally-produced, Childhood malnutrition, Process, Lessons learned",
author = "Bindi Borg and Seema Mihrshahi and Arnaud Laillou and Sanne Sigh and Daream Sok and Remco Peters and Chhoun Chamnan and Jacques Berger and Sophonneary Prak and Nanna Roos and Mark Griffin and Wieringa, {Frank T}",
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T1 - Development and testing of locally-produced ready-to-use therapeutic and supplementary foods (RUTFs and RUSFs) in Cambodia

T2 - Lessons learned

AU - Borg, Bindi

AU - Mihrshahi, Seema

AU - Laillou, Arnaud

AU - Sigh, Sanne

AU - Sok, Daream

AU - Peters, Remco

AU - Chamnan, Chhoun

AU - Berger, Jacques

AU - Prak, Sophonneary

AU - Roos, Nanna

AU - Griffin, Mark

AU - Wieringa, Frank T

N1 - CURIS 2019 NEXS 273

PY - 2019

Y1 - 2019

N2 - Background: Rates of childhood undernutrition are persistently high in Cambodia. Existing ready-to-use supplementary and therapeutic foods (RUSFs and RUTFs) have had limited acceptance and effectiveness. Therefore, our project developed and trialled a locally-produced, multiple micronutrient fortified lipid-based nutrient supplement (LNS) with therapeutic and supplementary versions. This ready-to-use food (RUF) is innovative in that, unlike many RUFs, it contains fish instead of milk. Development began in 2013 and the RUF was finalised in 2015. From 2015 until the present, both the RUTF and the RUSF versions were trialled for acceptability and effectiveness.Methods: This paper draws on project implementation records and semi-structured interviews to describe the partnership between the Cambodian Ministries of Health and Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, UNICEF, the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), universities, and Vissot factory. It discusses the project implementation and lessons learned from the development and trialling process, and insights into positioning nutrition on the health agenda in low and middle-income countries.Results: The lessons learned relate to the importance of project planning, management, and documentation in order to seize opportunities in the research, policy, advocacy, and programming environment while ensuring adequate day-to-day project administration and resourcing.Conclusions: We conclude that projects such as ours, that collaborate to develop and test novel, locally-produced RUTFs and RUSFs, offer an exciting opportunity to respond to both local programmatic and broader research needs.

AB - Background: Rates of childhood undernutrition are persistently high in Cambodia. Existing ready-to-use supplementary and therapeutic foods (RUSFs and RUTFs) have had limited acceptance and effectiveness. Therefore, our project developed and trialled a locally-produced, multiple micronutrient fortified lipid-based nutrient supplement (LNS) with therapeutic and supplementary versions. This ready-to-use food (RUF) is innovative in that, unlike many RUFs, it contains fish instead of milk. Development began in 2013 and the RUF was finalised in 2015. From 2015 until the present, both the RUTF and the RUSF versions were trialled for acceptability and effectiveness.Methods: This paper draws on project implementation records and semi-structured interviews to describe the partnership between the Cambodian Ministries of Health and Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, UNICEF, the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), universities, and Vissot factory. It discusses the project implementation and lessons learned from the development and trialling process, and insights into positioning nutrition on the health agenda in low and middle-income countries.Results: The lessons learned relate to the importance of project planning, management, and documentation in order to seize opportunities in the research, policy, advocacy, and programming environment while ensuring adequate day-to-day project administration and resourcing.Conclusions: We conclude that projects such as ours, that collaborate to develop and test novel, locally-produced RUTFs and RUSFs, offer an exciting opportunity to respond to both local programmatic and broader research needs.

KW - Faculty of Science

KW - Ready-to-use supplementary food (RUSF)

KW - Ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF)

KW - Lipid-based nutrient supplement (LNS)

KW - Locally-produced

KW - Childhood malnutrition

KW - Process

KW - Lessons learned

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DO - 10.1186/s12889-019-7445-2

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VL - 19

JO - B M C Public Health

JF - B M C Public Health

SN - 1471-2458

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