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Describe PN - Plumpy Nut here.

A peanut-based paste in a plastic wrapper for treatment of severe acute malnutrition. Manufactured by a French company, Nutriset.

Removing the need for hospitalisation, the 92 gramm packets of paste can be administered at home and allow larger numbers to be treated. Plumpy'Nut may be referred to in scientific literature as a 'Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food' (RUTF), alongside other RUTFs such as F-1000, a solid form of therapeutic milk.

Nutriset has come under criticism from MSF because it holds patents for Plumpy'Nut.


2017-12-11 02:30