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Malawi Nutrition Update Issue No. 37 September 2019

In September 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:
* 2436 children aged 6 to 59 months with Severe Acute Malnutrition
(SAM) received lifesaving treatment in OTP centres
and NRUs. This shows a 25% decrease in SAM admissions in
September 2019 compared to September of 2018, where a total
of 2,436 children were admitted and treated.
* 5613 children aged 6 to 59 months with Moderate Acute Malnutrition
(MAM) were treated in the SFP centres. There is drop
by 4% in MAM admissions in September 2019 when compared
with the admissions in 2018, where 5,821 were admitted.
* 3,293 Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLW) with MAM received
supplementary food at the SFP centres in September
2019, compared to 2,204 in September 2018 (a 49% increase)
* The SAM death rate in September 2019 was 1.5 %, a 0.1%
increase when compared to September 2018. This is within
SPHERE standards.

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United Nations Children's Fund
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Original Publication Date: 
14 Nov 2019
Document type: 
Newsletter