Screening protocol


Node 1. Child’s weight (in kg), height (in cm) and MUAC (in mm) are measured using appropriate measurement tools. Bi-pedal oedema is also checked.

Node 2. Child is considered eligible for the study if:

  • Child is not acutely malnourished based on weight-for-height or MUAC or oedema status;
  • Child does not currently have current signs and symptoms of acute illness and/or infection such as diarrhoea, fever, ARI, skin infection, dehydration, etc.; and,
  • Child lives within the localities selected for the incidence study