Kenya: Acute Malnutrition Situation August 2018 and Projection for September - November 2018
VALIDITY PERIOD
01.08.2018 > 30.11.2018
August 2018 
September-November 2018 
 
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Acute
Malnutrition


DISCLAIMER: please note that this IPC Acute Malnutrition analysis was integrated with an IPC Acute Food Insecurity analysis referring to the same period. Please click here.

The prevalence of acute malnutrition is distributed as follows: 

Critical: Turkana, Samburu, Mandera, East Pokot, North Horr Serious: West Pokot, Tana River, Garissa, Wajir Alert: Moyale, Saku, Baringo North/Marigat Acceptable: Narok, Kajiado, Makueni, Taita Taveta, Kwale, Kilifi. 

The overall nutrition situation is projected to remain stable in most areas. However, past trends suggest the potential for fast deterioration in highly vulnerable counties such as Turkana and Mandera as households here have not yet fully recovered. In addition, poor child care practices, high morbidity, low literacy, poverty, and limited access to health care are key challenges. Building the resilience of these communities through increased engagement with nutritionsensitive sectors remains a priority if improvements in nutrition are to be sustained. The overall national food security situation is also projected to remain stable.

The total caseload of children aged 6 to 59 months requiring treatment for acute malnutrition in ASAL and urban areas is 510,593 (MAM: 425,488; SAM: 85,105); 31,354 pregnant and lactating women also require treatment.

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