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Malawi Nutrition Update Issue No. 30 February 2019

In January 2019 the reporting rates was 100 percent. All the 619 Outpatient  Therapeutic Program (OTP) centres, 104 Nutrition Rehabilitation Units (NRU) and 611 Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP) centres, in Community-based  Management of Acute   Malnutrition (CMAM) reported as follows:

* 4,236 children aged 6 to 59   months with  Severe  Acute  Malnutrition (SAM)  received  lifesaving treatment in OTP centres  and NRUs.

* 9,219 children aged 6 to 59 months with Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) treated in the SFP centres.

* 3,240 Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLW) with MAM       received supplementary food at the SFP centres.

* 13% decrease in SAM Admissions observed in January 2019 compared with  January 2018.

* 29% decrease in MAM admissions (specifically for children     6 to 59 months) in Jan 2019 compared to Jan. of 2018.

* The SAM death rate in Jan 2019 was 3.1%, which is same as in registered in Jan 2018. This is within SPHERE standards. MAM death rate was 0.2%.






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28 Feb 2019
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