recommendation to supplement with vitamin A is justifiable if there is a high prevalence of vitamin A deficiency or of measles fatality in the community, which must be decided prior to implementation of the SCI. Mothers of children with severe measles and uncomplicated measles are asked to return to the clinic with the child in 5 days if the child still has a fever; if there is no fever at 5 days, they are asked to return to the clinic in 14 days for a full assessment —including possible malnutrition—and for advice on how to feed her child based on the Food Box. We assume that the provision of feeding advice after a measles episode is thought to be useful here because malnutrition is a common complication of (that is, caused by) measles. The committee, however, questions whether it is necessary to provide the mother of a well-nourished child with information on how to feed her child after measles, especially if there are no complications.



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