IRC President/CEO Discusses New Approach To Treating Acute Malnutrition In Children
International Rescue Committee: Time for a new approach to tackling malnutrition, says David Miliband, President and CEO of the IRC
“President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) told attendees at the World Innovation Summit for Health in Doha about a new approach to treating acute malnutrition. During a keynote speech, Miliband called out the inefficiencies and high costs of the current treatment system and shared details about an innovative [approach] pioneered by IRC that has the potential to treat millions more malnourished children over the next decade. … The IRC has developed and tested a combined, simplified malnutrition treatment protocol that uses a single program and one therapeutic product. Under the combined protocol approach, a child could be assessed, and in the event of either severe or moderate malnutrition, could be treated until full recovery with ready-to-use food, dosed according to the severity of the malnutrition…” (11/13).