Malawi Nutrition Situation Update Issue #38 - October 2019



In October 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:

  • 2861 children aged 6 to 59 months with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) received lifesaving treatment in OTP centres and NRUs. This shows a 14% decrease in SAM admissions in October 2019 compared to October of 2018, where a total of 3,334 children were admitted and treated.

  • 4,608 children aged 6 to 59 months with Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) were treated in the SFP centres in October 2019. This shows a 36% decrease in MAM admissions in October 2019 when compared with the admissions in 2018, where 7,162 were admitted and treated.

  • 2,444 Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLW) with MAM received supplementary food at the SFP centres in October 2019, compared to 2,833 in October 2018 (a 14% decrease)

  • The SAM death rate October was 1.7 %, a 0.4% decrease compared to October 2018 (all within SPHERE standards.