Evolution of acute malnutrition among children aged under five in the district of Korhogo, Côte d'Ivoire from January 2017 to August 2018
C Gauze-Gnagne, R Oka Kouamé, B Bléou, JP Kouamé, I Tiembre
Northern Côte d'Ivoire, particularly the Korhogo health district, has the highest prevalence of acute malnutrition among children under 5 years of age. Several actions have been carried out in this area through the National Nutrition Program. Malnutrition data is collected as part of the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response approach. The objective of our study is to make an acute malnutrition situation analysis in the health districts of Korhogo, from 2017 to 2018 and to assess the impact of the actions carried out on the data collected. Malnutrition’s data was collected by extracting them from the general information system. The impact of the actions carried out made it possible to reduce the incidence of acute malnutrition from 2.48% in 2017 to 0.93% in 2018. No peak of Acute Malnutrition was observed during the lean season in 2018. The nutritional situation remains fragile, which is why routine surveillance should be extended to chronic malnutrition.
C Gauze-Gnagne, R Oka Kouamé, B Bléou, JP Kouamé, I Tiembre. Evolution of acute malnutrition among children aged under five in the district of Korhogo, Côte d'Ivoire from January 2017 to August 2018. International Journal of Advanced Science and Research, Volume 5, Issue 2, 2020, Pages 34-37