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Malawi Nutrition Update Issue No. 38 December 2019

In October 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:
* 2861 children aged 6 to 59 months with Severe Acute Malnutrition
(SAM) received lifesaving treatment in OTP centres
and NRUs. This shows a 14% decrease in SAM admissions in
October 2019 compared to October of 2018, where a total of
3,334 children were admitted and treated.
* 4,608 children aged 6 to 59 months with Moderate Acute Malnutrition
(MAM) were treated in the SFP centres in October
2019. This shows a 36% decrease in MAM admissions in October
2019 when compared with the admissions in 2018, where
7,162 were admitted and treated.
* 2,444 Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLW) with MAM received
supplementary food at the SFP centres in October 2019,
compared to 2,833 in October 2018 (a 14% decrease)
* The SAM death rate October was 1.7 %, a 0.4% decrease
compared to October 2018 (all within SPHERE standards.

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United Nations Children's Fund
Original Publication Date: 
17 Dec 2019
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