Long-term clinical and nutritional outcomes of HIV-infected children surviving inpatient management of severe acute malnutrition


  • Dr Mutsawashe Bwakura-Dangarembizi

    University of Zimbabwe

Project summary

Mutsa is a paediatrician whose research focuses on the outcomes of children with malnutrition. Her Fellowship aims to follow up children discharged from hospital following management of severe acute malnutrition to determine their clinical and nutritional outcomes and what factors at discharge predict long-term morbidity, mortality and nutritional relapse. The aim of this work is to help identify children at risk and provide targeted interventions to improve their long-term outcomes. Determination of body composition will also provide data on the predeterminants for subsequent adult metabolic disease.

This grant was awarded under the scheme's previous name of Training Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.