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Malawi: Malawi Nutrition Situation Update Issue #28 - November 2018

Source: UN Children s Fund Country: Malawi
Highlights In October 2018 reporting was at 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: 3,334 children aged 6 to 59 months with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) received lifesaving treatment in OTP centres and NRUs. 7,162 children aged 6 to 59 months with Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) treated in the SFP centres. 2,833 Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLW) with MAM received supplementary food at the SFP centres. 12% increase in SAM admissions in October 2018 compared to October 2017. 20% increase in MAM admissions in October 2018 compared to October 2017. The SAM death rate in the month of October 2018 was 2.1%, within SPHERE standards.

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