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 Mehsood area of South Waziristan Agency. 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 – 59 months) and to ensure that GAM (Global Acute Malnutrition) rate in the affected area remains below the 10% emergency threshold by improving nutritional status through the provision of effective nutritional services at the community and facility level; that meet a national and internationally recommended minimum standard of care for the population affected by the emergency.
Achievements against Target Beneficiaries:
*MAM: Moderately Acute Malnutrition.
*SAM: Severely Acute Malnutrition.
*PLW: Pregnant and Lactating Women.