The Compass Edge

about is a web project maintained by Brian Jones to log his and others' experiences while traveling to and working in regions off the standard travel map.

To contact Brian write to


there are plenty more photos on this site. please browse the archives
  • August 2004
  • May 2004
  • April 2004
  • February 2004
  • December 2003
  • November 2003
  • October 2003
  • January 2003
  • December 2002
  • November 2002
  • July 2002
  • June 2002
  • 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.

    [Previous entry: "Nutrition survey"] [Main Index] [Next entry: "Taking an arm circumference measurement"]

    Copyright notice: All textual and visual material found on is the copyright of the author, unless otherwise stated. Please do not mirror this site or reprint material from it without permission. This website is powered by Greymatter.