Child Nutrition Week (CNW) in Nepal in response to earthquake emergency (28 June to 4 July, 2015

Abstract Number Theme Presentation Type Cover Approved
0343 Micronutrients in emergencies, refugees, and food aid dependent populations Oral Not Approved


Abstract Content


Increase the quality and coverage of essential nutrition services in earthquake affected 14 priority districts.


CNW was planned as a fixed-day strategy to deliver a package of 5 nutrition interventions to cover at least 80% of a target population. The MoH, Nepal developed guideline for CNW and adopted key method like onsite coaching to over 15,000 implementers and awareness activities in response to emergency.


The CNW reached 373,546 children aged 6-59 months (94% of target). 152,697 PLW (91% of target) received counselling on breastfeeding and risks of artificial feeding. 326,091 children 6-59 month (72% of target) received MNPs, 354,562 (98% of target) benefitted from vitamin A supplementation, 24,902 women (88% of target) received IFA. Lastly, 373,546 children 6-59 months old (94% of target) were screened using MUAC tapes and 825 children with SAM (33% of target) were admitted in OTC.


CNW remained very effective to address the nutrition issues of children and women in earthquake emergencies in Nepal with full package nutrition interventions having more than 80% coverage of all interventions.

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