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Malawi Nutrition Update Issue No.26 September 2018

36% increase in SAM admissions observed in August 2018 compared with August 2017, predominantly caused by MAM cases falling in to SAM category due to unavailability of SFP supplies

16% decrease in MAM admissions in August 2018 compared with Au-gust 2017, SFP supplies stock out contributed to low admissions in the districts

MAM cure rate has decreased in August 2018 by 4.8% from 88.9% in August 2017 to 84.1% in August 2018 due to high default rates which were at 13.7% in August 2018

SAM death rate in August 2018 is 1.6 % which is within SPHERE standards of <10%

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Original Publication Date: 
30 Sep 2018
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Newsletter
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Malawi
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