Malawi Nutrition Situation Update Issue #37 - September 2019

Situation Report
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In September 2019 the reporting rates was 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:

  • 2436 children aged 6 to 59 months with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) received lifesaving treatment in OTP centres and NRUs. This shows a 25% decrease in SAM admissions in September 2019 compared to September of 2018, where a total of 2,436 children were admitted and treated.

  • 5613 children aged 6 to 59 months with Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) were treated in the SFP centres. There is drop by 4% in MAM admissions in September 2019 when compared with the admissions in 2018, where 5,821 were admitted.

  • 3,293 Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLW) with MAM received supplementary food at the SFP centres in September 2019, compared to 2,204 in September 2018 (a 49% increase)

  • The SAM death rate in September 2019 was 1.5 %, a 0.1% increase when compared to September 2018. This is within SPHERE standards.