Overview of IPC Acute Malnutrition Protocols

This module provides succinct and clear guidance to complete the protocols for the Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) of Acute Malnutrition.

These protocols are organized and presented according to the four functions of the IPC: (i) Build Technical Consensus; (ii) Classify Severity and Identify Key Drivers; (iii) Communicate for Action; and (iv) Quality Assurance. Additional guidance, rationale for technical decisions and other relevant issues are included as IPC Resources on the IPC website (www.ipcinfo.org).

Specific additional and supporting protocols have been developed for areas with limited access and included in this module.

All protocols can and should optimally be completed in the country-owned and -managed Information Support System (ISS) to mainstream analysis and facilitate recurring analysis.

This module is an integral part of the IPC Technical Manual Version 3.0, which includes Part 1 on the Overview of the IPC, as well as Parts 2A and 2B, which include Protocols for Acute Food Insecurity and the IPC Chronic Food Insecurity classifications.