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The Ready to Use Revolution

The Ready to Use Revolution

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How we're using revolutionary tools to treat childhood malnutrition around the world.
How we're using revolutionary tools to treat childhood malnutrition around the world.

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Published by: Action Against Hunger / ACF-USA on May 06, 2013
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ACTION AGAINST HUNGER
 THE READY TO USE REVOLUTION
ACTION AGAINST HUNGER
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ACF INTERNATIONAL
www.actionagainsthunger.org
Photo: ACF-D.R. Congo, S. Vidyarthi 
 
REVOLUTIONARY MILK FORMULA F-100
 
ACF’s F-100 therapeutic milk formula revolutionizes the treatment of malnutrition in 1993
F-100 reduces mortality rates by 75% for children being treated for severe acute malnutrition
BREAKTHROUGH #1: REDUCING CHILD MORTALITY
UN’s World Health Organization adopts F-100 and ACF’s protocols as industry standards
Foil F-100 packet, right; MUAC measuring tape above—measures the “middle upper arm circumference” to detect malnutrition.
ACF leaves F-100 unpatented to ensure broad access
F-100 is effective, but only 3-9% of at-risk cases get treatment
F-100 requires a hospital setting, clean water, medical oversight
Lengthy hospital stays impose economic hardships on families
 
 THE READY-TO-USE REVOLUTION
 
ACF’s F-100 milk formula is repackaged as Plumpy’nut in 1997, a ready-to-use-therapeutic-food (RUTF)
 This reformulation of F-100 as a more stable, nutrient-dense, peanut butter-based product has huge advantages
BREAKTHROUGH #2: PLUMPY’NUT & RUTFS
RUTFs like Plumpy’nut require no refrigeration, no clean water, have long shelf-lives, and can be opened and eaten
Plumpy’nut, the first RUTF, was developed by Dr. Mark Manary,nutritionist André Briend and food engineer Michel Lescanne, founder of Nutriset. It’s lifesaving promise is revolutionary.
ACF field tests this lifesaving RUTF in Chad in 1997, helping to develop protocols for its use
ACF achieves 90-95% cure rates with Plumpy’nut
Children with medical complications still need F-100
But RUTFs opened the door to “home treatment”
Malnutrition can now be treated outside of hospitals
With RUTFs, scalable outreach efforts are possible

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