The Digital Public Goods Alliance (DPGA) has recognized the Methods for Extremely Rapid Observation of Nutritional Status (MERON) app, used to assess the severity of malnutrition in children under five, to be a digital public good in alignment with the Digital Public Goods Standard

The Digital Public Goods Alliance is a United Nations-endorsed multi-stakeholder initiative with a goal to accelerate the attainment of the sustainable development goals in low- and middle-income countries by facilitating the discovery, development, use of, and investment in openly licensed technologies.  

The MERON mobile app can quickly detect malnutrition in children under five from a photograph taken of their face, helping to advance the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of childhood undernutrition by providing a faster and more accurate method of assessing the nutritional status in children. 

Being recognized as a digital public good puts MERON at the forefront of a broad global audience and opens new avenues for funding and scaling. MERON can now be found on the Digital Public Goods Alliance DPG Registry

For any inquiries on MERON please reach out to Allan Kinoti ( For more information on the Digital Public Goods Alliance please reach out to  

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