The Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA)is an African Union Commission (AUC)-led initiative through which countries are able to estimate the social and economic impacts of child undernutrition. Twelve countries are participating in the study. Swaziland is part of the four first-phase countries.
The purpose of these guidelines is to provide a standardized national model for integrated management of severe and moderate acute malnutrition in children. The individual components of this approach can be implemented at all levels of healthcare in order to target the largest number of malnourished children possible. Individual providers may need to apply these guidelines while adapting them to their individual client's situation and local resource concerns.