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Malawi Nutrition Update Issue No.25 August 2018

In July 2018 reporting was at 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:

*  3,414 children aged 6 to 59   months with  Severe  Acute  Malnutrition (SAM)  received  lifesaving treatment in OTP centres  and NRUs.

* 3,865 children aged 6 to 59 months with Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) treated in the SFP centres.

* 1,372 Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLW) with MAM received supplementary food at the SFP centres.

27% increase in SAM admissions observed in July 2018 compared with  July 2017, predominantly caused by MAM cases falling in to SAM category due to unavailability of SFP supplies

37% decrease in MAM admissions in July 2018 compared with July 2017, SFP supplies stock out contributed to low admissions in the districts

MAM cure rate has decreased in July  2018 by 5.2% from 90.2% in July  2017 to  85% in July 2018; due to high defaulter rates linked with lack of supplementary feeding supplies in SFPs

SAM death rate in July 2018 is 3.0 % a 1.1% increase from July 2017 which was at 1.9%, this increase attributed to high deaths reported in some NRUs, where death audits are currently being conducted






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