SAM2020: Agenda for Scaling Up the Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition by 2020
To have a long term, sustainable and significant impact on undernutrition two things are needed; a multi-sectoral preventative approach and an effective curative service at scale. We believe in effective prevention and effective management of undernutrition as two inseparable parts of an effective global effort towards nutrition security.
The agenda focuses on six critical changes necessary for more children suffering from severe acute malnutrition to access effective treatment. Building on lessons from the last decade, and the experiences of other successful health initiatives, the agenda addresses issues ranging from the creation of a more enabling environment to stronger mechanisms for tracking progress. It provides a diagnosis of the key challenges in each of these areas to-date and the specific solutions needed to turn things around over the next five years. These solutions require a collective effort at global, regional and national levels. The Agenda lays out Action Against Hunger’s commitments and contributions to these joint efforts.