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Community based Management of Acute Mal nutrition CMAM 4

Working  Area Funds PKR Funding Agency Duration
S.Waziristan Agency 3,28,482 WFP 1st Nov 2011-31 Dec 2011

Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) Project: (20th July 2011 to 19th January 2012)

The project was a joint venture of WFP, UNICEF and RAHBAR. The Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) project was implemented in the catchments of 13 targeted health facilities of Wazir and Mahsud area of SWA. The Health Facilities were; Spin, Tatai, Dabkot, Khawaghawa, Kot Allah khan, Khanzada Yargul Khel, Amir Mohd Toji Khel, Kotkai,

Mandana, Spinkai Ragzai, Chaghmalai, Siplatoi and Sararogha. Supplementary Feeding Programme (SFP) and Outpatient Therapeutic Programme (OTP) in targeted 13 health facilities were established. The Agency surgeon identified health staff in the respective health facilities to perform as focal persons for the delivery of nutrition services. These services covered children 6-59 months, pregnant and lactating women. The UNICEF provided incentives in the shape of top ups to the health facilities staff for effective service delivery and the Agency administrative for monitoring the intervention.

The overall objective was to save the lives of the malnourished children (6-59months) and to ensure that GAM (Global Acute Malnutrition) rate in the affected area remain below the 10% emergency threshold by improving nutritional status through provision of effective nutritional services at the community and facility level; that meet national and internationally recommended minimum standard of care for population affected by emergency.