The MAMI Care Pathway Package: A resource to support the management of small and nutritionally at-risk infants under six months of age and their mothers (MAMI)
Globally, millions of infants under six months (u6m) are small and nutritionally at-risk, but many do not get the care they need to survive and thrive. Although the 2013 World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines for severe malnutrition management recommend outpatient care for clinically stable infants u6m, most national guidelines still recommend inpatient care for all infants u6m. To help put the WHO recommendations into action, the MAMI Global Network has developed the MAMI Care Pathway Package – a resource to facilitate the screening, assessment, and management of small and nutritionally at-risk infants u6m and their mothers. The Package uses an integrated care pathway approach and is designed to embed within and support Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI). By improving
continuity of care and facilitating patient management, the MAMI Care Pathway Package aims to help health workers improve outcomes for infants and mothers worldwide while also simplifying their care.