COVID Adaptations in the Management of Child Wasting: Reflections and the Way Forward

Monday, March 29, 2021
Hosted by CORE Group

The COVID-19 pandemic presents unprecedented challenges to nutrition and health service continuity across the globe, placing millions more children at risk of wasting and death. To manage risks and continue to provide lifesaving treatment, governments and organizations have adopted and scaled up a range of adaptations to community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) programs. This webinar presented preliminary findings from Action Against Hunger USA’s ongoing project to document, map, and analyze these adaptations. A panel of nutrition stakeholders shared their experiences in managing these adaptations at multiple levels. Finally, the floor was opened to participants to ask questions, offer observations from their own experiences, and identify areas for further exploration. While the webinar focused on nutrition programming, specifically, this conversation also feeds into larger conversations around operations, flexibility, and innovation across contexts.

This webinar was hosted by CORE Group’s Humanitarian Development Task Force and Nutrition Working Group


  • Maria Wrabel, CMAM Adaptations Project Officer, Action Against Hunger USA


  • Dr. Robert Ackatia-Armah Head – Nutrition | Food Systems | Gender and Protection, United Nations World Food Programme Uganda
  • Katie Morris, MERL Advisor – Crisis Settings, Momentum Integrated Health Resilience, CARE
  • Jemimah Khamadi Wekhomba, Nutrition Coordinator, Action Against Hunger USA, Kenya


  • Heather Stobaugh, Senior Research and Learning Specialist, Action Against Hunger USA
  • Shelley Walton, Co-Chair, CORE Group Nutrition Working Group
  • Sarah Kellogg, Co-Chair, Humanitarian-Development Task Force


Webinar Materials:

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Photo credit: Feed the Children Kenya