Kenya: Acute Malnutrition Situation for January 2017 and February - April 2017
RELEASE DATE
01.01.2017
VALIDITY PERIOD
01.01.2017 > 30.04.2017
JANUARY 2017 
FEBRUARY - APRIL 2017 
 
   legend

Key
results


Population
estimates


Recommendations
& next steps


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. To view the related IPC Acute Food Insecurity analysis, please click here  or download the full brief. 

Compared with August 2016, the nutrition situation has improved in Turkana South but deteriorated in Turkana North, Isiolo, Mandera and Marsabit. It is expected to worsen across all arid and semi-arid counties until April 2017 as the dry spell continues and household food access and availability further reduce. The worsening nutritional status is largely the result of poor dietary intake and the high incidence of disease. This is compounded by the chronic challenges of these areas, such as limited access to quality health services, poor water, sanitation and hygiene, and inappropriate child care and feeding practices, which increase vulnerability to acute malnutrition.

A total of 343,559 children in arid and semi-arid counties require treatment for acute malnutrition (MAM - 268,549 and SAM – 75,010), as well as 37,223 pregnant and lactating women. This is an increase from August 2016 when the  equivalent figures were 294,330 (MAM233,700 and SAM60,600) and 29,500 pregnant and lactating women. The current caseloads were calculated using the revised projected population for 2016. Various nutrition interventions targeting acute and chronic malnutrition are underway in all counties and should be scaled up if the worst possible malnutrition outcomes are to be avoided in the next three to six months. 


Country Related Information



Contacts





Join our mailing list  

  >