Nutrition Cluster Bulletin, October 2013

from UN Children's Fund
Published on 31 Oct 2013 View Original


The Pakistan Nutrition Cluster in October continued nutrition services for nutritionally vulnerable populations through the implemen-tation of the Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) programs in KP/FATA, Balochistan, Punjab and Sindh provinces. The CMAM activities are based on four major components: community outreach and mobilization, Supplementary Feeding Programs (SFPs) for the treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) in children 6-59 months and Pregnant and Lactating women (PLW), Outpatient Therapeutic Feeding Programs (OTPs) for treatment of children 6-59 months with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) and Stabilization Centers (SCs), where SAM children with medical treatment receive treatment. Infant and Young Child feeding counsel-ing and education is integrated into all four components.

The Nutrition Cluster is currently active in three provinces (Sindh, Balochistan and KP/FATA) and at the national level.