Menu ENN Search

A mapping exercise and online survey to investigate continuum of care for acute malnutrition in West and Central Africa

Author: ENN
Year: 2019
Resource type: Report

Between January and June 2019, Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) undertook a mapping exercise and a review of current practice to gain an insight into the extent to which UN-supported treatment of children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is aligned with treatment of children with moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) in East and West Africa (‘continuum of care for acute malnutrition treatment’). In this review, ‘continuum of care for acute malnutrition treatment’ considers that a child receives appropriate, timely care to recovery, whether they are moderately or severely acutely malnourished, including complicated cases. This constitutes part of a broader continuum of care that encompasses prevention.

This exercise was part of a wider ENN initiative to collate and appraise experience and evidence around the delivery of United Nations (UN)-supported/led acute malnutrition treatment programmes in relation to continuum of care for acute malnutrition treatment1. In the context of existing policy guidance and institutional arrangements2 and using secondary UN-sourced data, SAM treatment was examined as those services supported by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO), and MAM treatment was examined in the form of targeted supplementary feeding programmes (TSFPs) delivered/supported by the World Food Programme (WFP).

This report presents the findings of the West and Central Africa review from both the online survey (regional/country results) and the collection of data on admissions (2017-2018) for SAM and MAM treatment for those countries where both sets of data were available for comparison. Specifically, data is presented on geographical and treatment coverage of SAM and MAM services; SAM and MAM admissions data by country; qualitative data from the online survey by country; and an insight into regional practice in the admission and referral of children with SAM and MAM. The report also presents and discusses data pertaining to admissions and referrals between SAM and MAM services, availability and coverage of services to treat acute malnutrition, and the continuum of care between the two. Recommendations are framed within existing operational arrangements with regard to improving the availability of data (including admissions, referrals, coverage); targeting criteria; coordination; mapping of SAM and MAM services and the linkages between them; addressing supplies pipeline issues; harmonising service provision; building capacity for referral; and review/adaptation of protocols.

Download

West-and-Central-Africa_SAM-MAM-mapping_FINAL_share.pdf (PDF, 1.4mb)

More like this

Resource: A mapping exercise and online survey to investigate continuity of care in acute malnutrition treatment in East Africa

Between January and June 2019, Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) undertook a mapping exercise and a review of current practice to gain an insight into the extent to which...

FEX: SAM and MAM programming in East and West Africa: An insight into continuum of service provision for acute malnutrition treatment

View this article as a pdf By Rebecca Brown, Kate Sadler, Tanya Khara, Marie McGrath and Jeremy Shoham Rebecca Brown is an experienced public health nutritionist engaged as...

FEX: Editorial perspective on the continuum of care for children with acute malnutrition

View this article as a pdf By Jeremy Shoham and Marie McGrath, Field Exchange Co-Editors Rationale for FEX special edition We are delighted to mark our 60th edition of Field...

FEX: Addressing acute malnutrition in Cameroon during an emergency: Results and benefits of an integrated prevention programme

View this article as a pdf By Eveline Ngwenyi, Mica Jenkins, Nicolas Joannic and Cécile Patricia Eveline Ngwenyi is a Nutrition Officer with World Food Programme (WFP)...

FEX: UNICEF Global reporting update: SAM treatment in UNICEF supported countries

A child being screened for malnutrition in a UNICEF supported programme By UNICEF Nutrition in Emergencies Unit and Valid International Following the CMAM mapping exercises...

FEX: Editorial

View this article as a pdf We are delighted to mark our 60th edition of Field Exchange with an issue dedicated to the continuum of care for children with acute malnutrition....

FEX: Editorial

View this article as a pdf Apart from the thematic focus on MAMI1 in this 58th issue of Field Exchange (see dedicated editorial that introduces the section on page 50) we...

FEX: UNICEF global SAM management update (2012)

Summary of report1 Thanks to Saul Guerrero, ACF-UK, for preparing this summary. Location: Global What we know: Mapping of global SAM management requires baseline and...

FEX: Continuity of care in acute malnutrition treatment in East Africa and West and Central Africa: a mapping exercise

An article featured in Field Exchange issue 601 shared findings of two mapping exercises undertaken by ENN in East Africa and West and Central Africa to gain insight into the...

FEX: Scaling-up of care for children with acute malnutrition during emergency nutrition response in South Sudan between 2014 and 2018

View this article as a pdf By Dina Aburmishan, Vilma Tyler, Lucas Alamprese, Priscilla Bayo Nicholas, Marie Darline Raphael, Joseph Senesie, Allison Oman Lawi, Kibrom...

FEX: Simplified approaches to treat acute malnutrition: Insights and reflections from MSF and lessons from experiences in NE Nigeria

View this article as a pdf By Kerstin Hanson Kerstin Hanson has a background in paediatrics and public health. She most recently worked as a nutrition adviser for...

FEX: Evaluation of CMAM Pakistan: UNICEF country case study

Summary of evaluation1 A flood affected community in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province CMAM has been implemented in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, with scale up in 2010...

FEX: Scale-up of IMAM services in Afghanistan

By Ahmad Nawid Qarizada, Piyali Mustaphi, Jecinter Akinyi Oketch and Shafiqullah Safi View this article as a pdf Lisez cet article en français ici Ahmad Nawid...

FEX: Bottleneck analysis for the integrated management of acute malnutrition services in Somalia

View this article as a pdf By John Ntambi, Madina Ali Abdirahman, Dorothy Nabiwemba, Pramila Ghimire, Sayed Ezatullah Majeed, Kheyriya Mohamed, Samson Desie, Rufaro Musvaire...

FEX: Testing an adapted severe acute malnutrition treatment protocol in Somalia

View this article as a pdf Summary of research1 By Naoko Kozuki, Jama Mohamud Ahmed, Mukhtar Sirat and Muna Abdirizak Jama Naoko Kozuki is the Health Research Adviser for...

FEX: Building capacity in inpatient treatment of severe acute malnutrition in Yemen

By Fekri Dureab, Dr Ayoub Al Jawaldeh and Dr Latifah Abbas View this article as a pdf Fekri Dureab MD was the head of the nutrition department at WHO Yemen office until June...

FEX: Cluster coordination in a government-led emergency response in Ethiopia

By Amal Tucker Brown, Orla Mary O'Neill and Ki Yeon Yoon View this article as a pdf Lisez cet article en français ici Amal Tucker Brown has worked for UNICEF since...

FEX: Management of severe acute malnutrition by community health workers: Early results of Action Against Hunger research

View this article as a pdf By Pilar Charle-Cuellar, Noemi Lopez-Ejeda, Magloire Bunkembo, Abdias Ogobara Dougnon and Hassane Toukou Souleymane Pilar Charle Cuellar is a...

FEX: Implementation of the Expanded Admission Criteria (EAC) for acute malnutrition in Somalia: interim lessons learned

View this article as a pdf By John Ntambi, Pramila Ghimire, Ciara Hogan, Madina Ali Abdirahman, Dorothy Nabiwemba, Abdiwali Mohamed Mohamud, Abdirizak Osman Hussien, Kheyriya...

FEX: The roll out of IMAM in Kenya’s urban slums

By Koki Kyalo, Claire Orengo, Regine Kopplow Koki Kyalo is the Urban Nutrition Programme Manager at Concern Worldwide, Kenya. She has worked with Concern Worldwide for five...

Close

Reference this page

ENN (2019). A mapping exercise and online survey to investigate continuum of care for acute malnutrition in West and Central Africa. www.ennonline.net/resources/mappingexercisewestcentralafrica

(enn.1)

Close

Download to a citation manager

The below files can be imported into your preferred reference management tool, most tools will allow you to manually import the RIS file. Endnote may required a specific filter file to be used.