Nutrition Arm Measurement

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Title

Nutrition Arm Measurement

Description

On January 15, 2015, a baby girl's arm is measured by a health worker at the Pipeline Health Centre in Monrovia, Liberia. The measurement, using a mid-upper arm circumference -MUAC- band, is taken to determine nutrition status during emergencies. The red section of the armband indicates that she is severely malnourished.

Source

Photograph by Mark Naftalin, courtesy of UNICEF

Citation

“Nutrition Arm Measurement,” CDC Museum Digital Exhibits, accessed July 19, 2024, http://www.cdcmuseum.org/items/show/289.