Severe acute manutrition (SAM) admissions declined by 3% from 2,5006 between January and July 2019 to 24, 249 in the same period in 2020.
Prior to COVID19, there was an 8% increase in SAM admissions from 12,230 between January to March 2020 to 13,191 same period in 2020.
However there has been a 13% decrease in SAM admission between April – July 2020 compared to same period in 2019.
Counting the gains, beating malnutrition
Community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) comprises 619 outpatient therapeutic centres, 104 nutritional rehabilitation units and 611 supplementary feeding programme centres.
2,505 children aged below the age of five received life-saving treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) compared to 2,892 in July 2019, representing a 13% decrease.
1,574 children were admitted to treatment centres with moderate acute malnutrition compared to 7,769 in July 2019, representing a 80% decrease.
754 pregnant and lactating women with moderate acute malnutrition were admitted, a 77% drop from 3,214 in July 2019.