Uganda: Acute Malnutrition Situation February - July 2021 and Projection for August 2021 - January 2022 (Karamoja)
RELEASE DATE
13.07.2021
VALIDITY PERIOD
01.02.2021 > 31.01.2022
February - July 2021 
August 2021 - January 2022 
 
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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.

During the lean season of 2021, February – July 2021, of the nine districts in the Karamoja region, one district has Critical levels of acute malnutrition (IPC AMN Phase 4), four districts have Serious levels of acute malnutrition (IPC AMN Phase 3), and four districts have Alert levels of acute malnutrition (IPC AMN Phase 2). About 56,600 children in these nine districts are affected by acute malnutrition and need treatment. Approximately 46,300 children are moderately malnourished, while over 10,200 children are severely malnourished. Around 10,200 pregnant or lactating women are also acutely malnourished. Kaabong district has Critical levels of acute malnutrition with a Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) prevalence of 18.6%. Amudat, Kotido, Moroto and Napak districts have Serious levels of acute malnutrition, with GAM prevalences of 10.9%, 10.4%, 14.2% and 9.4%, respectively. The districts with Alert levels of acute malnutrition are Abim (GAMN 6.3%), Karenga (GAM 9.6%), Nabilatuk (GAM 8%) and Nakapiripirit (GAM 8.2%). Karenga has high levels of acute malnutrition, with a slight chance of slipping into IPC AMN Phase 3 during the projection period (August 2021 - January 2022).


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