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Malawi Nutrition Update Issue No.19 February 2018

In the month of January 2018 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:

*   4,854 children aged 6 to 59   months with  Severe  Acute  Malnutrition (SAM) were  provided with lifesaving treatment in OTP centres  and NRUs.

* 12,924 children aged 6 to 59 months with Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) were provided with  treatment in the SFP centres.

* 5,377 Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLW) with MAM were provided with supplementary food at the SFP centres.

* There was a 21% decrease in SAM admissions in January 2018 compared with January 2017.

* There was 8% decrease in MAM admissions in January 2018   compared with January 2017.

* The SAM death rate in the month of January 2018 was 3.1 % which is slightly higher than December 2017, but remains within SPHERE standards

* SMART survey data collection completed and results will be shared country  wide by second week of march and also announced in issue no. 20.

Original Publication Date: 
01 Mar 2018
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