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2017

Scaling up of treatment and prevention of acute Malnutrition among children under 5 and PLW in drought affected Bari region of Puntland -Somalia

Somalie

Titre : Scaling up of treatment and prevention of acute Malnutrition among children under 5 and PLW in drought affected Bari region of Puntland -Somalia

Pays /Région : Somalie

Code projet : SOM-17/3485/SA1 2017/Nut/INGO/4707

Durée : 20/02/2017 — 20/11/2017

Présentation
The proposed nutrition project is mainly targeting Bari region, one of the regions most affected by the current drought in Somalia, where the Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) rates are above emergency threshold, with GAM rates of 18.0% in part of Bari and 17.7% in Garowe IDP ( FSNAU post deyr 2016). The project will scale up treatment and prevention of acute malnutrition among under-five children and pregnant lactating women who are the most vulnerable group for morbidity and mortalities related with acute malnutrition. The project is aiming to deploy five mobile nutrition units and it will cover 25 sites which do not have access to life saving nutrition services. The nutrition program includes Outpatient Therapeutic Program (OTP), targeted supplementary feeding programs (TSFP) and will support the referral of Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) children with medical complication to Qardho and Garow stabilization centers. The project also promotes optimal infant and young child feeding practices, including the provision of one to one counselling for mothers and caretakers with difficulties in adopting optimal infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices. At the end of the project, a total of 5,258 (1,669 SAM, 3,589 MAM) boys and girls under the age of five and 866 Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLWs) with acute malnutrition will be targeted. In addition to that a total 13,216 men and women will be reached with key IYCF messages in the targeted area.

Bénéficiaires
The intervention targets the most vulnerable groups of society, namely severely and moderately malnourished infants and children under five years of age and pregnant and lactating women. The rationale for focusing on these subgroups is based on their increased vulnerability to malnutrition related morbidities and mortalities. Infants and children under five years of age are at increased risk of malnutrition in emergencies like the current drought due to disrupted food supplies, poor water and sanitation, and a lack of support and knowledge regarding appropriate and safe child feeding practices. Growth faltering begins in the first six months of life with malnutrition rates generally increasing until about two years of age ; malnutrition at early stage of live has irreversible impact on children. Pregnancy and lactation is a period of increased risk during which preventive measures are most effective to ensure the nutritional well-being of mother and the child. High-energy output or low food intake during pregnancy can also lead to low birth weight and associated risks

Porteur du projet : Save the Children

Financement : Nations Unies

Contribution : 240,000.00 $

United Nations Development Group

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