Severe acute malnutrition, or severe wasting, occurs when a child’s weight drops to such a low level they are at risk of dying. Nigeria’s rates of severe wasting are among the highest in the world at 1.9 million children each year. Up to 10% will die without treatment.
Over a five year period, the CIFF’s grant to the Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) programme aims to treat up to one million children for Severe Acute Malnutrition in Nigeria successfully by improving service quality, and increasing political will and resources. The program welcomes mothers and children to local health clinics. Malnourished children are able to recover quickly by eating fortified peanut-based ready-to-use therapeutic food. Mothers and children also receive basic health care, treatment for common childhood diseases, and nutrition and feeding advice which can followed at home.
Together with Nigeria’s Federal and State Ministries of Health and UNICEF, the community programme delivers life-saving care and treatment to children with severe acute malnutrition under the age of five in 11 states in Northern Nigeria.
|Location||Nigeria, West Africa|
|Value||USD 32.1 Million|