Costs of the nutritional recuperation    
costs of the nutritional recuperation Emilia Fernandez 24.04.98
Re: costs of the nutritional recuperation Bart Burkhalter 25.04.98
Re: costs of the nutritional recuperation Fernando E. Viteri 25.04.98
Cost nutr recuperation Ann Burgess 26.04.98
costs of the nutritional recuperation Philippe Paul 27.04.98

Fri, 24 Apr 1998 11:53:45 +0100 (BST)

From: "E.Fernandez" <>

Subject: Ngonut: costs of the nutritional recuperation


I'm carrying on a study on Terre des hommes nutrition programs.

Terre des hommes is a Swiss non governmental organisation providing direct

aid to distressed children, without any political, religious or ethnic


I'm in charge for one year to help Terre des hommes in finding some

practical and useful instruments for evaluation and monitoring. Among other

things I'm working on efficiency indicators, particularly those related to

the nutritional recuperation programs.

The idea is to try to find out a relevant way to calculate the cost of the

nutritional recuperation, ( the unit cost/ per child recuperated) and to be

able to use that unit cost as an indicator of efficiency.

In fact at that point of my study I'm looking if some studies have been

done in that area, I would like to know how other organsations measure that


Should we take in account the total costs of a recuperation centre or just

the costs directly related to the strict recuperation activity.

Also, there are so many factors influencing that cost, that I don't know

how to take them in account. The kind of malnutrition, the age of the

children, where the medicine come from, etc.

If you could advice me some bibliography or if you know about some studies

that have been carried out in that area, or any other information that

could help me, I would be really grateful.

yours sincerely,


Emilia Fernandez, Terre des hommes

Case postale 388, CH-1000 Lausanne 9

TÚl : 41/21/ 654 66 19, E-mail :

Date: Sat, 25 Apr 1998 18:09:01 +0100

From: "Bart Burkhalter" <>

Subject: Re: Ngonut: costs of the nutritional recuperation


Dear Emilia Fernandez

World relief Corporation and the BASICS project looked at the costs of

rehabilitating children in Haiti in connection with a study of the hearth

nutrition model . The results and relevant references can be found in two

publications available at no cost from the BASICS Project: "Hearth

Nutrition Model: Applications in Haiti, Vietnam and Bangladesh" and

"Innovative Approaches to Child Survival." Contact Mathew Brown at the

BASICS Information Center ( Further analysis of the

data will become available in a chapter by Berggren et al in a volume

scheduled for publication this year by Gordon & Breach on scaling up and

scaling down nutrition programs edited by Tom Marchione.

Date: Sat, 25 Apr 1998 15:28:20 -0700 (PDT)

From: "Fernando E. Viteri" <>

Subject: Re: Ngonut: costs of the nutritional recuperation


Some years ago (early 70's ?) Begin and Viteri wrote a paper on the

relative costs of recovering malnourished children in recovery centers.

Their paper was published in the Journal of Tropical Pediatrics.

Good luck



Date: Sun, 26 Apr 1998 12:35:51 -0700

From: Ann Burgess <>

Subject: Ngonut: Cost nutr recuperation


To save Emilia time, I think the reference for the article by Begin and Viteri is 'J. trop. Pediat. & Envir. Child Health 19 (4) : 403-416 1973.



Ann Burgess, Nutrition Consultant

Craiglea Cottage, Glenisla, Blairgowrie PH11 8PS, Scotland, UK

Ph: +44 1575 582218

Date: Mon, 27 Apr 1998 13:37:28 +0100

From: Philippe Paul <>

Subject: Ngonut: costs of the nutritional recuperation -Respuesta


Dear Emilia,

I think you should find additional information in the article by Ann. Ashworth and Sultana Khanum : Cost-effective treatment for severely malnourished children, what is the best approach?; Health Policy and Planning; 12(2), 115-121. Oxford University Press 1997



Philippe Paul

Health and Nutrition Dpt, Accion contra el Hambre, Spain

Tel : 34.1.391.53.01