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Monday, 05 February 2018

Nutrition Screening in Kario Indicates Low Malnutrition Levels

(OCHA) - At the same time, a Mid-Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) screening for nutritional status was done

for all children below five years of age in Kario camp and host community. A total of 7,945 children were screened, with them indicate global acute malnutrition (GAM) rate estimated at 5.6 per cent and sever acute malnutrition (SAM) rate at 0.62 per cent. Both indicators are well below respective thresholds for global and severe acute malnutrition.
An MSF report indicated that the area appears well covered with nutrition programmes, and almost all the children with malnutrition are enrolled in nutrition programmes. MSF recommended close monitoring of the situation towards the start of the lean season in a few months’ time. The lean season usually starts around May/June in Sudan and lasts up to October, with some variations between regions and states depending on climatic and other factors, according to FEWS NET