Chad: Acute Malnutrition Situation June - September 2017 and Projections for October 2017 - March 2018
VALIDITY PERIOD
01.06.2017 > 30.03.2018
Current Situation June - September 2017 
Projected Situation October 2017 - March 2018 
 
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Acute
Malnutrition


Overview:

A total of 418,927 children are currently suffering from acute malnutrition based on SMART survey results carried out in August 2017 in Chad. This number could increase during 2018 if urgent measures are not taken, Of the 11 regions included in the analysis, nine regions (N’Djamena, Kanem, Lac, Bahr El Ghazal, Hajer Lamis, Batha, Sila, Salamat, Wadi Fira) are classified in Critical (IPC AMN Phase 4) during the current period (June-September 2017). The levels of acute malnutrition in two regions (Guera and Ouaddai) which are classified in Serious (IPC Phase 3) in the current period are expected to remain the same in the projected situation. The acute malnutrition situation in all other analysed regions is expected to improve during the projection period of October 2017 - March 2018. In total, four of the 11 regions currently classified in Critical (IPC AMN Phase 4) will likely move to Alert (IPC AMN Phase 2). Meanwhile, four regions currently classified Catastrophe (IPC AMN Phase 5) will likely move to Serious (IPC AMN Phase 3) for the projected period.

Key drivers:

  • Poor feeding practices for children aged 6 to 23 months, particularly very low rates of exclusive breastfeeding.
  • Nearly non-existent dietary diversity (Minimum Acceptable Diversity: <5%).
  • High prevalence of disease in children (fever, acute respiratory infection, diarrhea).
  • Low use of health services.
  • Weak vaccination coverage for diseases such as measles.


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