Severe Acute Malnutrition

Severe acute malnutrition is characterized by major weight loss. Nearly 20 million children under the age of five years suffer from severe acute malnutrition, according to UNICEF estimates. This form of malnutrition is the stage at which the risk of death for children under the age of five years is the highest.It requires medical emergency and rapid management.

Acute malnutrition can take multiple forms including marasmus (severe emaciation) and kwashiorkor (edematous malnutrition).

This type of malnutrition is diagnosed in children with a weight to height ratio of less than -3 Z-scores. 


Nutriset has developed a complete range of products to ensure their nutritional recovery and, where necessary, their rehydration.