Philippines Typhoon Haiyan: Malnutrition Brief Report
Since December 16th, AAI medical teams have been collecting MUAC’s of children age 6-59 months old during clinics in various Barangays of t he Municipality of Concepcion, Philippines. Findings from AAI’s MUAC screenings, as well as other INGOs working in Region VI have not indicated a high prevalence of severe acute malnutrition (SAM), nor moderate acute malnutrition (MAM). Information collected during a household questionnaire reveals that households have reduced the amount of food eaten compared to pre Typhoon Yolanda, as well as livelihoods and food sources being affected. As AAI continues to work in the Municipality of Concepcion in the coming months, MUAC assessment should continue during medical clinics and AAI should work in close coordination with the MHO and Save the Children.