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Nutrition Response In Emergency Situation In Malawi Issue #8, February 2017


  • In January Fifteen districts have conducted the Active Case Finding activities. 1,158,442 Children under five reached through active case finding campaign while  24,192 children (2,507 SAM and   21,685 MAM) were referred to facilities for further investigations and admissions in CMAM program.       
  • With the full onset of lean season and anticipated situation through SMART survey in Dec 2016; Malawi has recorded the highest admissions of acute malnutrition cases as 65% rise in SAM and 60% rise in MAM cases have been recorded compared with last month (December 2016). Similarly as compared to January 2016 OTPs recorded 25% increase in January  2017 and 125% in SFPs. 
  • During the month of January 6,110 children under five suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) were  provided with lifesaving treatment at OTPs and NRUs.  
  • 14,099 children were provided the treatment Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) conditions.  
  • 6,206 Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLW) were provided with supplementary feeding at SFPs.  
  • 12,496 People Living with HIV AIDS and TB admitted in Nutrition Care Support and treatment (NCST) program with Severe and Moderate Acute Malnutrition Conditions. 
  • SMART survey results show a deteriorated nutrition situation at the national level, with the Global Acute Malnutrition prevalence between May 2016 (2.5%) and November/December 2016 (4.1%). 
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United Nations Children's Fund
Original Publication Date: 
28 Feb 2017
Document type: 
Situation Report