What is growth monitoring?

Growth monitoring is the regular measurement of a child’s size in order to document growth. The child’s size measurements must then be plotted on a growth chart. This is extremely important as it can detect early changes in a child’s growth. Both growing too slowly or too fast may indicate a nutritional or other health problem. Therefore, growth monitoring is an essential part of primary health care in children. Measuring a child’s size is of very little value unless it is used for growth monitoring.

Growth monitoring is an essential part of primary health care in children.

11 thoughts on “What is growth monitoring?

  1. Growth monitoring is the regular measurement of a child’s size in order to document growth. The child’s size measurements must then be plotted on a growth chart.

  2. pls display d ways you can monitor growth using shirk’s strip and various indices to ascertain nutritional level.

  3. I am a health worker it over twelve years working experience in the maternity ward,how do i recieve a training in child growth monitoring to help me in training other health worker in the primary health

  4. i am a qualified midwife ready to part knowldge on reproductive health to those ones longing to learn.kindly get me such a job in kenya or outside.
    thanks

  5. Can anyone tell me what is considered normal growth? How would you know when there is concerns?

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