PhD research: Underlying risk factors affecting the effectiveness of the nutritional therapeutic treatment protocol for complicated severely malnourished children in the Centre Hôspitalier Universitaire Souro, Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso

October 2018 to September 2023
risk factors
dietary rehabilitation
severe acute malnutrition
ready to use therapeutic food (RUTF)
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sourô Sanou, Bobo Dioulasso (Burkina Faso)
Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé (Burkina Faso)
Research fields
Medicine and Health Sciences
The “Rehabilitation and Nutritional Education Center” in Burkina Faso is specialized in treatment of complicated severely malnourished children (on average 10 new cases per day). Recovery rate is lower than international standards; and morbidity and mortality are high. This project evaluates risk factors affecting the response to dietary rehabilitation in this center and compares several alternatives for treatment during rehabilitation.
Keywords: Severe acute malnutrition, rehabilitation, F75, F100, Ready to use therapeutic food (RUTF)