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Targeting & Supplementary feeding for pregnant & lactating women

Author: GIFA / ENN report (UNHCR)
Year: 2002
Resource type: Case study

Case studies from: INFANT AND YOUNG CHILD FEEDING IN EMERGENCIES GIFA/ENN PROJECT (2003)

Researchers: Mary Corbett (Evaluation of Module 1) and Marie McGrath (Collation of case studies)

Case 24 Location: Tanzania Source: Lucas Machiyba, UNHCR Time: 2003
Issue: Targeting pregnant women

Between 1994 and into 1996, the low birth weight (LBW) rate in the camps was extremely high (over 30%). A concerted effort was made to address this, including active targeting of pregnant women for supplementary feeding rations. The average LBW rate for the camps is now under 10%.

Case 25 Location: Tanzania Source: Lucas Machiyba, UNHCR Time:2003 Issue: Supplementary feeding for pregnant and lactating women.

Until recently, the supplementary feeding programme (SFP) ration consisted of 200g Corn Soya Blend (CSB), 20g oil, 20g sugar. This was revised to 150g CSB, 50g maizemeal, 20g oil and 20g sugar. This revision was mainly brought about to reduce costs (CSB more expensive), but in a way which did not significantly compromise the energy, protein and micronutrient content of the ration.

Initially in the SFP, different rations were used for pregnant and lactating women, and children. In practice, this proved too difficult to manage and this was revised to a standard ration for all beneficiaries.

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