Moderate and severe acute malnutrition

Published : November 2020

According to data collected by CILSS from seven Sahelian and coastal countries, more than a million malnourished children were admitted for moderate and severe acute malnutrition treatment between January and August 2020. The majority of cases were recorded in Chad, Niger and Nigeria. Coastal countries such as Benin, The Gambia, Ghana, Senegal and Togo had less than 10 000 new admissions. However, improving the reporting process of nutritional data within national health information systems remains a major challenge in most of these countries.

Countries : Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone

Themes : Children & Youth, Covid-19, Food security, Nutrition, Social protection

Scale : National

Langs : English

See also

Sahel and West Africa: 28.9 million people in crisis phase ( 3-5) November-December 2022


Sahel and West Africa: 27.3 million of people in crisis phase ( 3-5), March-may 2022


Sahel and West Africa: 33.4 million people expected to face crisis or worse (phase 3-5) June-Aug 2022


Sahel and West Africa: 23.7 million people in crisis phase (3-5), Oct-Dec


ECOWAS countries with more than 1 million acutely-food insecure people (phases 3-5)