FAST COMPANY RECOGNIZES THE MID-UPPER ARM CIRCUMFERENCE (MUAC) Z-SCORE TAPE AS A WORLD-CHANGING IDEA

Publish Date: May 2021
Author(s): Fast Company

Abstract:

Fast Company has recognized the MUAC z-score tape—a simple, inexpensive, paper-based device that helps to identify the risk of malnutrition in children—as one of the World Changing Ideas in Wellness and Developing Nation Technologies for 2021. This recognition indicates that the world’s best ideas produce solutions that address global challenges and provide access to the people who need them.  

 

ANHI has a host of educational resources to help healthcare professionals learn more about the tool, why it's important, and how to use it, including: 

  • Podcast: Screening for Pediatric Malnutrition with the Mid-Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) Measurement Tool – An 11-minute interview with Susan Abdel-Rahman 
  • Video: Measuring Mid-Upper Arm Circumference in Pediatric Patients 
  • Short Video: Using Z-score to Track Anthropometric Measurement in Pediatrics 
  • Certificate of Training : Pediatric Malnutrition course curriculum
  • Self-Study: Measures to Identify Pediatric Malnutrition: Introduction to Mid-Upper Arm Circumference & Z-scores
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