Nutrition Cluster Bulletin Vol 1 (Jan-Mar)

In the first quarter (Q1) of 2023, there were 10,644 new admissions of children aged 6-59 months. Five districts witnessed a rise as compared to the first quarter of 2022, three of which were flood-affected (Chiradzulu, Mangochi, and Thyolo).In the first quarter of 2023, a total of 171,409 children aged 6 to 59 months were examined for wasting. This is 7.9% of the total objective of 2,170,526.UNICEF plans to reach 62,067 children aged 6-59 months with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) by 2023, up from 17.1% in the first quarter of the year. IYCF counselling has reached 196,055 primary carers of children aged 0 to 23 months, accounting for 24.2% of the target of 810,503.


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