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Coordination mechanism: Cluster
Year of activation: 2020
NCC: Double hatting
Deputy: N/A
Coordination arrangement:
Government lead; UNICEF co-lead

Country Key Contacts

Stanley Mwase

Nutrition Specialist

Felix Phiri

Director Department of Nutrition and HIV/AIDS (DNHA) - Co-Coordinator

Catherine Tsoka

Chief of Nutrition HIV/AIDS - Co-coordinator

Mid-year report 2021

January to June 2021

Cluster response plan

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Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP)

Link to HRP


Current Challenges
  • Inadequate resource mobilization
  • the restrictions in movements and mass gatherings as preventive measure for Covid-19 affected activities such as mass screening, growth monitoring sessions and community mobilizations affected early identification and referral of children with wasting.
  • the fear of Covid-19 among caregivers and front-line workers affected access to essential life saving interventions for children 
  • Inadequate coordination at the sub-national level

Key Figures in 2021


Funding in 2021

Number of SAM under-five children in need 2021
Number of MAM under-five children in need 2021
Number of children 6-59 months in need of Vitamin A Supplementation 2021
# of primary caregivers of children aged 0-23 months who received counselling on IYCF


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