موسسه همکاری و انکشاف برای افغانستان

دافغانستان لپاره دمرستی او پرمختیا مؤسسه

Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition

Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition   

       
The recently published 2013 National Survey highlights alarmingly high rates of malnutrition in Afghanistan; the figures underpin that Afghanistan and international partners have to address Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) across the country. Since 2010, SAM has been included into Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS).
 
Prevention and treatment of malnutrition at health facilities as per BPHS standards: Preventive services for malnutrition are provided at all levels including Health Posts in 6 provinces where AADA implements BPHS. This  include Vitamin A supplementation to all children 6 -59 months (during NIDs), promotion of Iodized salt, promotion of balanced micronutrient-rich foods, support and promote exclusive breastfeeding, promotion of appropriate complementary feeding for young children with behavior changes, community food demonstration, Iron/Folic Acid supplementation for pregnant, lactating women, control and prevent diarrheal disease and parasitic infections. Treatment of severe acute malnutrition is done at District Hospital levels in coordination with Provincial Nutrition Officer of MOPH and stakeholders such as UNICEF.  IYCF is implemented through midwives in all levels of health facilities.
 
Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM): AADA in partnership with Save the Children International implements IMAM project in Bamyan and Nangarhar provinces. Furthermore; AADA implemented the same project in Ghazni province in partnership with UNICEF.  So far, a total of 192,186 targeted beneficiaries benefited from this project in mentioned provinces. Through this project the awareness of community on infant and young child feeding is increased, the mothers are benefitted from food demonstration program which encourages intake of balanced micronutrient-rich local food. The linkage between health facilities, community health workers, shuras and family health action groups are strengthened.

Achievements/Expected Outputs:

Output indicationsAchievement
# of OTPs established86
# of SC established7
# of Breast Feeding Corners established79
# of  health facilities staff trained on IMAM package189
# of CHWs and CHSs received community mobilization trainings597
# of shuras  received community mobilization trainings131
# of Nutrition Education Rehabilitation Sessions (NERS) conducted to FHAGs412