Postal address

Uppsala universitet
Womens and childrens health
Akademiska sjukhuset
SE-751 85 Uppsala, Sweden

Visiting address

MTC-house: Dag Hammarskjölds väg 14B, floor 1


+46 18 611 00 00 (exchange)


+46 18 611 55 83


Ready-to-use therapeutic foods, not an easy recipe


Ready-to-use-therapeutic foods may save lives when used to treat children with severe acute child malnutrition, but may also be a food to be shared and a commodity to be sold, which may result in reduced effectiveness of the programme. Elazar Tadesse Balla, doctoral student at International Maternal and Child Health, Uppsala University, shows this in a new study in Ethiopia.