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  • Child having his arm circumference measured

    Posted by Brian Jones

    1 December 2003 – heightmeasure (51k image)

    MUAC or Mid Upper Arm Circumference is often used as a way of quickly assessing nutritional status as there is a strong and proven corellation between the muac measurement and the risk of death.

    In this case Miserich is holding Tadewos whilst he has his muac taken by Tsadiku.

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