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Published on 01/04/2015

Study To Improve Management And Treatment Of Moderate Acute Malnutrition

To improve the management and treatment of moderate acute malnutrition (MAM), for three years the Institut Pasteur in Paris and the International Instituts Pasteur Network are studying the links between malnutrition and a modification of the gut microbiome in collaboration with GRET, Action Contre la Faim and partners (universities, companies) in four countries (Madagascar, Niger, Senegal and the Central African Republic). The research protocol is in the process of being finalised, before being validated by the various countries’ ethical decision-making bodies so that the study can be got under way. GRET will be concentrating on young children, by comparing the impact on the health and nutritional state of various management and treatment strategies (via a locally-produced fortified infant flour administered on its own with a prebiotic or an antibiotic).

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