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Malawi Nutrition Update Issue No.17 December 2017

In the month of November 2017 reporting was at 100 percent. All the 618 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:

*   3,130 children aged 6 to 59 months suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) were  provided with lifesaving treatment in OTP centres  and  NRUs.

*  7,269 children aged 6 to 59 months with Moderate Acute  Malnutrition (MAM) were provided with  treatment in the SFP centres.

* 4,158 Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLW) with MAM were provided with      supplementary food at the SFP centres.

* 23% decrease in SAM admissions in November 2017 compared with November  2016.

* 4%  increase in MAM admissions in November  2017 compared with November 2016.

* The SAM death rate in the month of November is 1.9% which is lower than October 2017, but remains within SPHERE standards.



United Nations Children's Fund
Original Publication Date: 
26 Dec 2017
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