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Malawi Nutrition Update Issue No.22 May 2018

In April 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:

*  3,986 children aged 6 to 59   months with  Severe  Acute  Malnutrition (SAM)  received  lifesaving treatment in OTP centres  and NRUs.

* 9,126 children aged 6 to 59 months with Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) were treated in the SFP centres.

* 3,711 Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLW) with MAM received supplementary food at the SFP centres.

* There was a 9% decrease in SAM admissions in April 2018 compared to April 2017.

* There was a 1% decrease in MAM admissions in April 2018 compared to April 2017.

* The SAM death rate in the month of April 2018 was 2% which is lower than that of April 2018 and remains within SPHERE standards.




United Nations Children's Fund
Original Publication Date: 
31 May 2018
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