موسسه همکاری و انکشاف برای افغانستان

دافغانستان لپاره دمرستی او پرمختیا مؤسسه

Targeted Supplementary Feeding Program (TSFP)

Targeted Supplementary Feeding Program (TSFP)

Undernutrition of children under five years old (CU5) and pregnant and lactating women (PLW) is an ongoing critical public health issue in Afghanistan. Chronic malnutrition among Afghan children is one of the highest in the world, mainly due to the widespread household food insecurity caused by recurrent droughts, floods, insecurity, and high food prices. In Nangarhar GAM rate reported as 21.2%, SAM and MAM among children under five 11.2% and 10.4% respectively (NNS 2013), which translates to highest GAM rate after Urozgan province in the country.

 

AADA with support of WFP implements the TSFP project in Nangarhar provinces. Overall goal of TFSP is to reduce mortality and morbidity related to acute malnutrition in children aged 6-59 months and PLW, by improving their nutritional status through access to targeted supplementary feeding programs considering Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) protocols. Main activities of the project are:

 

  •  Treat moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) among children aged six to 59 months, and prevent them from becoming severely acutely malnourished.
  • Treat acutely malnourished pregnant and lactating women (AM-PLW) from the second trimester up to their sixth month of breastfeeding.
  • Increase awareness of malnourished pregnant & lactating women on optimal infant and young child feeding, and maternal nutrition.

 

Funding Agency:

WFP

Start Date:

January, 2017

End Date:

December, 2017

Geographical Coverage:

Nangahar

Objectives:

Objective:

Overall objective is to reduce incidence of mortality and morbidity related to acute malnutrition in children aged 6-59 months and PLW, by improving their nutritional status through access to targeted supplementary feeding programs. 

 

Target beneficiaries:

 

Ø  8,384 of MAM children admitted in the program

Ø  1,722 of AM-PLW admitted in the program

 

Target:

 

Ø  Recover >75%;

Ø  Death <3%;

Ø  Default <15%;

Ø  Non-response rate <15%