EFFECT OF ACUTE MALNUTRITION MANAGEMENT ON UNDER TWO YEARS
CHILDREN IN BANAADIR HOSPITAL
Abdullahi Abdirahman Abdullahi
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Acute malnutrition in children can take the form of moderate acute malnutrition (MAM), which carries a three times higher risk of infection, or severe acute malnutrition (SAM), which carries the highest risk of death— nine times higher than for a healthy child. If conditions worsen and the infant is not treated, these variables typically combined to cause a quick and considerable loss of weight and, in some cases, death (Mason, 2009).than an adequately fed child. Objectives: The general objective of the study is to determine the consequences of acute malnutrition management on under two years children in Banadir Hospital, Mogadishu, Somalia. Methodology: This study was descriptive in design which means to describe the research problem rather than analyzing and detailing the problem. It was cross sectional in design, which involves looking at people who differ on one key characteristic at one specific point in time. Quantitative research focuses on numeric and unchanging data and detailed, convergent reasoning rather than divergent reasoning. This study was carried out from May 2020 to December, 2020. The total sample size was 68 participants who were available and welling to participate in this study semi-structural questionnaire. Conclusion: The researcher intended to collect primary data using questionnaire as a research instrument. Descriptive and cross sectional designs were used. This study targeted a population 82 and selected 68 respondents as sample. The shape of the questionnaire in the demographic section is looked upon in terms of Gender, Age, marital status, and level of education. Analysis of data in this study was done concurrently with data collection. The findings of the study may be used by Authorities in making priorities in terms of Acute malnutrition Among under five children.