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Malawi Nutrition Update Issue No.16

In the month of September 2017 reporting was at 100 percent. All the 615 Outpatient  Therapeutic Program (OTP) centres, 104 Nutrition Rehabilitation Units (NRU) and 598  Supplementary  Feeding Program (SFP) centres in Community-based      Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) reported as follows:

· 2,476 children aged 6 to 59 months suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) were  provided with lifesaving treatment in OTP centres  and  NRUs.

· 6,072 children aged 6 to 59 months with Moderate Acute  Malnutrition (MAM) were provided with  treatment in the SFP centres.

· 3,380 MAM Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLW) were provided with      supplementary food at the SFP centres.

· 39% decrease in SAM admissions in September 2017 compared with September  2016.

· 35.5%  decrease in MAM admissions in September 2017 compared with September 2016.

· The SAM deaths in the month of September is 1.8% which is the same as August.


United Nations Children's Fund
Original Publication Date: 
01 Nov 2017
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