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Overview:

South Sudan faces a chronic nutrition crisis driven by many inter-related factors, including: rising food insecurity; high morbidity rates; limited access to safe water and sanitation; and declining availability of health services. More than one million children under age 5 and over 339,000 pregnant and lactating women are estimated to be acutely malnourished and in need of life-saving nutrition services. Affected People Acute malnutrition affects children under age 5 and women, as well as other vulnerable groups including the elderly and HIV/AIDS and TB patients. Conflict, threats and attacks against aid workers, and economic decline have severely impacted the provision of life-saving nutrition services. Children suffering from severe acute malnutrition are nine times more likely to die than their healthy peers, while those with moderate acute malnutrition are three times more likely to die. Undernourished children who survive may become locked in a cycle of recurring illness and faltering growth, with irreversible damage to their development and cognitive abilities.

In response to these, CMD will focus on the following goals and strategies during 2018-2022:

Strategic Goal:

Contribute to “reduction of malnutrition rate among children under 5 years and PLWAs through targeted supplementary feeding program, blanket supplementary feeding program and stabilization centers”

 

Strategies:

1. Infant young children feeding programme:  Promote exclusive breastfeeding from 0-6 month’s programmes through awareness creation by staff and community volunteers.

2. Targeted supplementary feeding programme:  Increase screening and provision of service to the moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) for children from 6-59 months at CMD’s Primary Health Care Centers – PHCCs and Primary Health Care Units – PHCUs.

3. Blanket supplementary feeding programmes: Increase screening and provision of services to the young children from 6-59 months with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) without medical complication at the outpatient level at CMD’s Primary Health Care Centers – PHCCs and Primary Health Care Units – PHCUs

4. Out-patient therapeutical programme: Increase screening and provision of services to the young children from 6-59 months with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) without medical complication at the outpatient level at CMD clinics, Primary Health Care Centers – PHCCs and Primary Health Care Units – PHCUs

5. In-patient management of malnourished children/ stabilization centers: Support admission and provision of services to severe Acute Malnutrition with medical complication from 0-59 months at CMD Primary Health Care Centers – PHCCs, Primary Health Care Units – PHCUs and others referrals mechanism.

6. Integration of Food Security and Livelihood with Nutrition program: For a sustained wellbeing of all children, there is need for FSL & WASH to work along with Nutrition team.

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