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Malawi Nutrition Update Issue No. 29 January 2019

In 2018 reporting remained at 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:

*  45,085 children aged 6 to 59   months with  Severe  Acute  Malnutrition (SAM)  received  lifesaving treatment in OTP centres  and NRUs.

* 88,465 children aged 6 to 59 months with Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) treated in the SFP centres.

* 36,030 Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLW) with MAM    received supplementary food at the SFP centres.

* 5% decrease in SAM admissions in 2018 compared to 2017.

* 16% decrease in MAM admissions in 2018 compared to 2017.

* The SAM death rate in 2018 was 2.2%, which is same as in 2017 and within SPHERE standards.





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United Nations Children's Fund
Original Publication Date: 
31 Jan 2019
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