BACKGROUND The crisis experienced by the Malian Republic in 2012 more precisely in its northern part had many consequences. With the insecurity context, many have fled to neighboring Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Algeria and Niger.This conflict has severely affected the health system, resulting in a reduction in medical care and a deterioration in the nutritional status of the populations of the Health Districts of Timbuktu, Taoudénit and Gourmas Rharous.
Indeed, Malnutrition is a major problem in the Region of Timbuktu (northern Mali) and remains one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality among children under five. According to the latest SMART carried out by the Ministry of Health in July/August 2018, the prevalence of Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) in the Timbuktu region was at 12.5% (MAM: 10.7% and MAS: 1.8%).
To solve this problem International Medical Corps (IMC) is developing a multisectoral project (Health, Nutrition and Protection) in the health district of Timbuktu, funded by OFDA and entitled "Improving Health, Nutrition and Protection Services in Timbuktu and Taoudenit Northern Mali ". In the nutrition component, in addition to screening and case management, promoting good infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices is an important part of preventing malnutrition. To achieve this, the project foresee an effective community involvement in the activities.
IMC, with USAID / OFDA funding is supporting the Timbuktu district and 03 districts of the Taoudenit region.
IMC support to the Ministry of Health targets the following sectors:
1. Strengthening the district health system
2. Disease control
3. Sexual and reproductive health
4. Prevention and management of non-communicable diseases; physical trauma and mental health
5. Community health care support
6. Drugs and other medical equipment Supply
8. The prevention and treatment of severe acute malnutrition
IMC has been involved in CMAM programs since 2013. With regards to the context, the contribution of the coverage and accessibility of the nutrition program is absolutely necessary. In this context, IMC will conduct a SQUEAC survey in the Timbuktu district and 3 districts of the Taoudenit region to assess the coverage of the program, identify barriers and strengths, and strengthen the coverage found and the quality of the program.
OBJECTIVE 2.1 General objective The general objective of this survey is to evaluate the coverage of the nutrition program in the health district of Timbuktu and 3 districts of Taoudenit.
2.2 Specific objective
EXPECTED RESULTS OF THE SURVEY
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