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Pakistan Flood Response  
save lives of malnourished children (6-59 months) and to ensure that GAM (Global Acute Malnutrition) rate in
the affected area is maintained below the 10% emergency threshold by improving nutritional status through provision of effective nutritional services at the community and facility level.....
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  Successful Stories
When my son was admitted to SC, I and my Husband were very worried. We didn’t know what is wrong with our child, he always remains ill,” says her mother. We have consulted every doctor but after sometime he became again ill. Then there i was told about malnutrition and that a malnourished child is more prone to disease. We need food to stay alive, but also to stay strong. Without proper nutrition, our immune system is not efficient, so disease enters through germs like bacteria and can attack easily. Then a cycle begins, when we have a disease, we become malnourished more easily. But now I am confident because now my baby is healthy and I know how to save my children from malnutrition within my economic limits. Thanks to the programme like this.
She said that when i came SC i was so worried and hopeless that now my child will not survive. But there she recovered very soon. and she was also counseled about how she can manage her child health living within her economic limits at SC. She said I used to think that as I am not giving powder milk to my child so she is week. But she was discharged from Sc and referred to SFP with the impression that natural vegetables, fruit, food are best for child health and growth. And diseases can be avoid through cleanliness In SFP center extensive counseling made her concepts more clear and gave them strength. Following the instructions of Nutrition Assistant she fed her child with the Supplementary Plumpy and Multi-Micro Nutrient sachets and her health improved quickly.
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The Implementation of the Community - Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) Initiative in the Flood Affected Areas of Pakistan


The overall objective of the proposed project is to save lives of malnourished children (6-59 months) and to ensure that GAM (Global Acute Malnutrition) rate in the affected area is maintained below the 10% emergency threshold by improving nutritional status through provision of effective nutritional services at the community and facility level; that meet national and internationally recommended minimum standard of care for population affected by emergency.


Main Activities of the Project:

  • Provision of integrated health and nutrition services in the targeted communities in strong partnership with WFP as a joint and coordinated response to avoid the escalation of malnutrition and to prevent resulting mortality and morbidity.
  • Provision of nutritional support and treatment for moderately acute malnourished (MAM) children (6-59 months of age, which forms 15% of the targeted population) through community- and facility-based nutrition programmes (screening/assessment at community level and SFP, and inpatient)

Capacity Built:  
  • Health and Hygiene promotion sessions for school children
  • Community awareness session to promote breast feeding and other preventive measures to decrease incident rate and prevalence of severe Acute Malnutrition in children(6-59 months, Pregnant women and lactating mothers
  • Training of LHW’ on Nutritional Anthropometry
  • 311 lady health workers were trained on community outreach nutritional screening of children, pregnant women and lactating mothers. They also trained on proper referral mechanism and follow up procedures and motivational skills for the defaulters clients.
  • 13 breast feeding corners were established at 13 health facilities to promote breast feeding
  • 1504 sessions on IYCF and nutrition education were conducted
  • 20499 mother received counseling on exclusive breast feeding and timely introduction of appropriate complementary feeding.
  • 23,116 mothers educated on use of multi micronutrient sachets
  • 910 community awareness sessions on for the male and female were conducted on malnutrition issues and the role of community to minimize the incidence and prevalence rate of malnutrition. During these sessions 2456 male and 3890 female were educated
  • Training on Community based management of Acute Malnutrition and Infant young Child feeding practices
  • Training on community Mobilization
  • Training on Anthropometry for 311 Lady health workers of the National Program for family planning and Primary health care

Goods & Services Delivered:  
Food Commodity Distributed MT
Supplementary Plumpy 36.768854
High Energy Biscuit 31.1164965
Wheat Soya blend 67.071
Vegetable Oil 41.4895
Tota l 176.4458505

Sustainability Investments:  
  • The supplementary feeding program project was implemented in collaboration with Ministry of Health and the focal point for project activities were the Government health facilities
  • The sustainability component in the project is the community awareness about the child, pregnant women and lactating mothers.
  • The breast feeding promotion and the proper use of complementary feeds for the growing child will disseminate to other families
  • The project staff comprising mostly local female are a continuous source of their motivation and guidance
  • Community mobilization realized the communities that malnutrition is a condition that exist in their communities and is curable and preventable.
  • Overwhelming female participation both as service provider and beneficiaries paved the way to rely on the services of NGO’s and a breakthrough to get out of homes the educated female from house and serve for their own communities
  • 15 health facilities of district Layya of Punjab were involved in the project and community sessions were conducted at the health facilities
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