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Semi-Quantitative Evaluation of Access and Coverage (SQUEAC) Survey for Nutrition Programmes, in Gabiley and Burao Districts (Somaliland), Bossaso District (Puntland), Belet Xaawa and Luuq Districts (South Central, Somalia).


The objectives of the coverage survey were:
i. Review the implementation of the previous year SQUEAC findings and recommendations
ii. To identify barriers and promoters of access to MAM and SAM interventions below:
a. Targeted Supplementary Feeding Program (TSFP)
b. Outpatient Therapeutic Program (OTP)
c. Maternal Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN) program,
d. Blanket Supplementary Feeding Program (BSFP)
iii. Establish and document Point, Period and single coverage of nutrition interventions where appropriate.
iv. Identify and propose actions/recommendations for referral of severely and moderately malnourished children not covered by the current interventions.
v. Generate practical recommendations that would lead to better access and coverage of the nutrition program.


All the three stages of SQUEAC were applied as outlined below:
Stage1: Semi-quantitative investigation into factors affecting coverage.
It involves analysis of qualitative (contextual data) and quantitative (routine programme monitoring data) data, which is compared with SPHERE minimum standards2and at the same time identifying programme boosters and barriers.
Stage2: Confirmation of areas of high and low coverage and other hypotheses relating to coverage identified in stage 1 using small studies, small surveys, and small-area surveys.
Stage3: Provision of an estimate of overall program coverage using Bayesian technique

Assessment Report: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Date(s): 
01 Oct 2017 to 30 Nov 2017
Report completed
Population Type(s): 
Children under 5
Belet Xaawo
Other location: 
Luuq district in Gedo region