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Malawi Nutrition Update Issue No.27 October 2018

In September 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:

*  3,234 children aged 6 to 59   months with  Severe  Acute  Malnutrition (SAM)  received  lifesaving treatment in OTP centres  and NRUs.

* 5,821 children aged 6 to 59 months with Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) treated in the SFP centres.

* 2,204 Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLW) with MAM received supplementary food at the SFP centres.

* 31% increase in SAM admissions in September 2018 compared to September 2017.

* 4% decrease in MAM admissions in September 2018 compared to September 2017.

* The SAM death rate in the month of September 2018 was 1.4%, within SPHERE standards.





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