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Humanitarian response for the treatment and prevention of severe and moderate malnutrition in Lower Shabelle and Bay regions (Somalia)

Somalie

Titre : Humanitarian response for the treatment and prevention of severe and moderate malnutrition in Lower Shabelle and Bay regions (Somalia)

Pays /Région : Somalie

Code projet : CHF-DMA-0489-189ER

Durée : 22-08-2011 // 22-02-2012

Contexte
The nutrition situation in Lower Shabelle is one of the worst of all Somalia where severe malnutrition rate has reached 50% with the highest death rates exceeding six deaths in 10,000 per day. Famine has been declared in Lower Shabelle and parts of Bakool in southern Somalia. The nutrition situation is aggravated by the insecurity and the poor access of humanitarian interventions in many parts of the region. The absence of two rainy seasons and poor humanitarian access in many parts of the region has caused a sharp decline of food production and increase of food prices.

Présentation
In this project, SWISSO is planning to implement OTP and SFP operations at 6 nutrition sites (2 TSFPs/OTPs in Merka district ; 1 TSFP/OTP in Qoryoley district ; 1 TSFP/OTP in Kurtunwarey district ; and 2 TSFP/OTP in Baidoa). SWISSO is supporting 76 health staff working nutrition sites including nurses, nutrition screeners, vaccinators and volunteers by providing incentives, technical and logistic assistants, capacity building as well as monitoring and evaluation. Each OTP/TSFP site is operational 5 days a week, screening and admitting severely and moderately malnourished children under 5 years of age, and treats malnourished pregnant and lactating women.
With urgent need in Abduwak, the project aims to carry out an immediate and life-saving nutrition intervention. The supplementary feeding programme aims to prevent and address the main causes of morbidity and mortality, through improved nutrition practices and services for maternal, new-born and child health. Activity will include systematic screening, referral and treatment of Moderate Acute Malnourished children under 5 and PLWs through a network of 18 SFP sites.

Porteur du projet : SWISSO - Kalmo (SWISSO - Kalmo)

Financement : Nations Unies

Contribution : 176,770$

United Nations Development Group

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