Chemical Water Quality & Malnourished Child Health
Concerns about chemical water quality in intensive therapeutic feeding centres (ITFCs) have persisted among humanitarian fieldworkers for a decade, yet there are no established guidelines for the chemical makeup of water added to the therapeutic feeding and rehydration products used to treat children with severe acute malnutrition.
This research seeks knowledge synthesis toward evidence-based provisional chemical water quality guidelines for ITFCs and field management strategies.
1. Establishes guidelines for maximum allowable concentrations of key chemical water quality parameters in ITFCs.
2. Identifies potential technical approaches and innovations for improving chemical water quality in humanitarian field settings.
3. Identifies knowledge gaps and priorities for further R&D in order to catalyze new collaborative work in this space.
- Technical Backgrounder-Basic Geochemical Water Quality Sampling and Testing - by Matt Arnold
- Guidance for Mineral & Electrolyte Concentrations in Water Used in Inpatient Therapeutic Feeding Centers - Poster presentation from the 2019 Action contre le Faim Research for Nutrition (ACF R4NUT)
- Water Treatment Options for Ion and Mineral Removal - by Matt Arnold
With Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders.
|Global Health & Humanitarianism|
Dahdaleh Institute Members Contribute to Doctors Without Borders Internal Newsletter | 2 April 2020
Syed Imran Ali Tells Story and Science Behind Child Malnutrition Project | 29 October 2019
Presentation at Health Congress is Latest Dissemination Initiative from CWQ+SAM | 16 September 2019
James Orbinski & Jennifer Turnbull Write for Oxford Handbook of Humanitarian Medicine | 10 June 2019
James Orbinski, Matthew Arnold & Carol Devine at MSF Sci Days | 28 May 2019
Vote for Your Favourite Scientific Days Poster | 2 May 2019
Dr. Imran Ali Presents in Berlin | 12 April 2018
New Grant Awarded by the Humanitarian Innovation Fund | 22 February 2018
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