F-75 Therapeutic Milk (Sources - France-Nutriset; U.S.-Challenge Dairy; Germany-MSI)

nutriset.fr (France)

F-75 therapeutic milk was specially developed for the stabilisation phase of people suffering from severe acute malnutrition, designated as phase 1 in the treatment protocol drawn up by the World Health Organisation (WHO) This product must be used in therapeutic renutrition centres with medical supervision, and must not be distributed directly to families.

Main characteristics, target population and benefits obtained

F-75 is a therapeutic milk powder, to be reconstituted by diluting with drinking water. It was developed by Nutriset in compliance with specifications laid down by nutritionists. F-75 is designed for phase 1 of the treatment of severe acute malnutrition in a hospital situation. The stabilisation phase consists of ensuring children's rehydration and the treatment of any medical complications, while beginning renutrition.

When seriously malnourished children arrive at the hospital, they very often have infections, hepatic or intestinal deficiency, or electrolytic imbalances (excess or deficiency of elements such as sodium, potassium, calcium or magnesium). In this kind of condition, the organism is incapable of tolerating the usual quantities of proteins, fat or sodium. It is, therefore, essential to begin treatment by giving foods which are low in protein, fat and sodium and rich in carbohydrates. As well as skimmed milk powder, F-75 therapeutic milk contains vegetable fat, maltodextrin, sugar and a mineral and vitamin complex.

With its caloric density of 75 kcal per 100 ml of reconstituted milk, F-75 is not intended to make children put on weight, and its use should be limited to phase 1 (on average, 3 days). In phase 2, the nutritional recovery phase, F-100 therapeutic milk is used (or a ready-to-use nutritional equivalent such as Plumpy’nut®, depending on the child's state of health). F-75 milk can be given to children aged from 6 months up.

http://www.nutriset.fr/en/product-range/produit-par-produit/f-75-therape...

Nutriset - Contact Information
http://www.nutriset.fr/en/contact.html

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challengedairy.com (U.S.)

Humanitarian Aid

Meeting nutritional needs domestically and abroad.

Challenge Dairy Products Inc. is committed to the production of dairy-based food products to meet humanitarian needs.
International

Challenge has become the first US plant inspected and approved by several humanitarian organizations to produce therapeutic powders and RUTF dairy-based food products (categorized as F-75 and F-100) for UNICEF. Each product we produce is made according to the formula and standards of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the specific treatment of severe acute malnutrition (SAM). There are only 2 other plants in the world who have a long-term agreement with UNICEF for F-75 and F-100, and Challenge is the only US company.

Through UNICEF, Challenge RUTF products have been distributed to countries throughout Central America, Africa, and Asia. They include: Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Cameroon, Chad, Eritrea, Niger, Afghanistan, Cambodia, DPR Korea, East Timor, and Nepal.

http://www.challengedairy.com/our-story/humanitarian-aid

Challenge Dairy - Contact Information
http://www.challengedairy.com/our-story/contact

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msi-germany.com (Germany)

Especially formulated for the initial feeding or starter phase in the treatment of severe malnutrition.

http://www.msi-germany.com/en/therapeutic_food-f75.html

MSI - Contact Information
http://www.msi-germany.com/en/contact.html

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UNICEF Contact Information in Haiti

Challenge Dairy (U.S.) RUTF (Ready to Use Therapeutic Food) products have been distributed to countries like Haiti through UNICEF.

Contact Information for UNICEF in Haiti:

PORT-AU-PRINCE
Country Office

Mail address

UNICEF-Haiti
P.O. Box 1363
Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Visitors' address

UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN'S FUND (UNICEF)
AREA 5 OF MINUSTAH LOGBASE
18 BLVD. TOUSSAINT LOUVERTURE ET CLERCINE APRES LA DCPJ
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI

Telephone

Country code
509

City code
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28 12 30 11

Facsimile

Email
portauprince@unicef.org

Posted by Kathy Gilbeaux on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 04:03
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