Final Report of the National Nutrition Survey 2012
17 October 2012
It showed that 32.4% of children <5years (0-59 months) were stunted (chronic malnutrition) (8.4% severely stunted) and that 5.2%1 of children were acutely malnourished (0.5% of the severe form). Since then two screenings of mid-upper-arm circumference (MUAC) have been done (October 2011 and February 2012) in UNICEF supported counties where a community management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) program is on-going. Another nutrition assessment using MUAC methodology was conducted in November 2011 in WFP operational counties.
All of the MUAC assessments were conducted in different times and areas so comparison of the findings with the national data is not possible but gives indication of seasonal child acute malnutrition based on MUAC in the assessed geographical areas.