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2013

Emergency Response for the Treatment and Prevention of Severe and Moderate Malnutrition for <5 and PLW in Bay Region (Somalia)

Somalie

Titre : Emergency Response for the Treatment and Prevention of Severe and Moderate Malnutrition for <5 and PLW in Bay Region

Pays /Région : Somalie

Code projet : CHF-DMA-0489-411

Durée : 28-Jan-2013 // 08-Feb-2014

Présentation
Somalia has been suffering from civil conflicts, droughts, flooding and humanitarian crisis for more than 20 years. The scars of the recent Famine in 2011 in many regions in South Somalia are still visible. In addition of that the recent fighting between Alshabab and the government forces in the region has aggravated the situation. As a result of those factors, the number of IDPs from villages to the main towns has been increasing. However, the number of people in crisis in Somalia has reduced by 16 per cent, from 2.51 million to 2.12 million (FSNAU and FEWSNET). Although the latest reports shows some improvements of the people in crises in some regions in Somalia, about a third of the Somali population (including 1.36 million IDPs) still remaining in a critical situation. As the number of people in crises will rise to 2.12 million in the next 6 month, lifesaving humanitarian assistance is crucial to protect the human suffering. SWISSO – Kalmo has been implementing health and nutrition projects for more than 17 years in South Somalia. During this period, SWISSO Kalmo has undertaken a number of needs assessments which revealed urgent needs for scaling up for health and nutrition support in the vulnerable communities. From its current programming, SWISSO has learnt vital lessons and identified the following crucial gaps in basic health and nutrition in the area of operation : Poor access to and low utilization of health services ; Absence of a local health authority to monitor and supervise the delivery of health services ; Low immunization coverage in the target area ; Lower number of therapeutic feeding centers and poor skills of health staff working in the few available facilities ; Underlying Health System Weaknesses ; Rising number of IDPs ; Poor Nutrition situation ; and poor communicable disease control. In Bay region where SWISSO Kalmo has been implementing health and nutrition activities, there is high number IDPs from villages into main towns. In Bay region, SWISSO Kalmo has 5 fixed health facilities, 68 VHWs whose main activities includes referral of malnourished children into OTPs/SCs and MCHs. In this project, SWISSO Kalmo is planning to establish 5 OTPs and integrate with health and WASH activities.The project aims at providing life saving treatment for 4300(2150 boys and 2150 girls)acute malnourished children aged between 6-59 months with MUAC measurements of >11.5cms, as well as 1850 malnourished pregnant and lactating women by providing nutritional packages as well as enhancing the capacity of the staffs(12 male and 15 women) CHWs(12 male and 16 women) and the community including in the management of acute malnutrition hence improving the communities resilience in overcoming the sustained malnutrition rates in the area of operation.

Porteur du projet : SWISSO Kalmo

Financement : Nations Unies

Contribution : 193,299.00 $

United Nations Development Group

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