Sierra Leone

WFP Sierra Leone Country Brief, June 2017

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Highlights

  • WFP collaborates with J-PAL and World Vision to commence stunting prevention and immunization promotion food distribution in Kori chiefdom, Moyamba district.

  • WFP completes second quarter food support to undernourished tuberculosis (TB) clients and those on the intensive phase of directly observed treatment, short-course (DOTS) in Kambia, Koinadugu, Bombali and Tonkolili districts.

Operational Updates

  • In collaboration with Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Lab (J-PAL) and World Vision, WFP commenced food distributions for a joint stunting prevention and immunization promotion in Kori chiefdom, Moyamba district, which has the highest rates of stunting nationwide. The pilot programme will run through 2018 in Moyamba district, targeting 60,000 pregnant and nursing women and 40,000 children aged 6 to 23 months. Upon visits to the clinic, mothers and children will receive monthly rations of specialised nutritious food. Results from the pilot will inform a scale-up to other districts.

  • WFP, the National Leprosy & Tuberculosis Control Programme (NLTCP) of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation supported the Food by Prescription programme for undernourished tuberculosis (TB) clients and those on the intensive phase of directly observed treatment, short-course (DOTS) in Kambia, Koinadugu, Bombali and Tonkolili districts.
    Adult beneficiaries received an individual monthly ration of Supercereal with sugar and fortified vegetable oil while children aged 6-59 months received Supercereal plus. The nutrition support aims to improve TB drug adherence and promote nutrition recovery of malnourished TB patients.