Welcome to the Training Toolkit on Simplified Approaches for the Detection and Treatment of Child Wasting resource

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Is this resource for me?
The target audience is health facility-based and community-based health workers who will be managing childhood wasting. There is also information for programmers and trainers. One module is targeted at training caregivers in Family MUAC.

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How will I benefit from this resource?
This manual will:
  • Provide a summary background on Simplified Approaches to detect and treat childhood wasting.
  • Offer guidance to programmers and trainers on combining simplified approaches within training(s).
  • Help trainers train health workers in delivery of Family MUAC, Community Health Worker-led Treatment, Reduced Frequency of Follow-up Visits and Simplified Treatment Protocol.
  • Help health workers train caregivers in Family MUAC.
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How long will it take?
 These are all the resources to support face-to-face training:

  • Family MUAC: 1 day
  • Community Health Worker-led Treatment: 4 days
  • Reduced Frequency of Visits: 5 hours
  • Combined Simplified Treatment Protocol: 1 day

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How much does it cost?
 The manual is downloadable free of charge.

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Will I get a certificate at the end?
 No certificate will be provided for accessing the online manual. Local resource providers delivering the training contained in the manuals in face-to-face settings may provide their own certificates.

The word START and a question mark in a circleHow do I start?
 Scroll to the top of the page and click on the       access resource       button. This will take you through to the resource content. You don't need to complete the resource in one go - you can always continue later from where you left off.


You can contact the Simplified Approaches Working group at https://www.simplifiedapproaches.org/contact with any technical questions on application of the toolkit.

Data protection
This resource was created and is administered by UNICEF, Action Against Hunger, the International Rescue Committee, Save the Children and the Humanitarian Leadership Academy. By joining this resource you are consenting to UNICEF, Action Against Hunger, the International Rescue Committee, Save the Children and the Humanitarian Leadership Academy being given access to your Kaya profile information, including your name and email address, so that they can provide the resource. This may require them to contact you. Your data will be anonymised before it is used for any analysis or reporting purposes. If you have any questions about this, please email digitallearning@savethechildren.org.uk