Malawi

Malawi Nutrition Situation Update Issue #41 - April 2020

Format
Situation Report
Source
Posted
Originally published
Origin
View original

Attachments

Highlights

In March 2020 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 timeously.

  • 4,462 children aged 6 to 59 months with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) received lifesaving treatment in OTP centres and NRUs compared to 3,532 in March 2019 (26% increase).

  • 3,412 children aged 6 to 59 months with Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) were treated in the SFP centres compared 9,173 in March 2019 (63% decrease).

  • 1,265 Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLW) with MAM were admitted down from 3,614 in March 2019 (65% decrease).

  • Overall 8% increase in SAM admissions from Jan – March 2020 compared to same period in 2019.