South Sudan: RMF UNICEF Malnutrition Treatment and Prevention Program Jonglei State

14 Centers Providing Nutrition Support to Remote Locations: Q4 2018

March 08, 2019
Odongo Bonny Oryem


Summary of Activities

  • In Pibor County, additional funding from Common Humanitarian Funds (CHF) strengthened WCF, WFP, UNICEF, and RMF’s support of the existing 3 Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) centers and 1 stabilization center in the county, while 1 additional malnutrition treatment and prevention center was established in Kordep. All locations continue to provide quality, lifesaving nutrition interventions in Pibor County.
  • In Ayod County, the existing 9 CMAM centers and 2 stabilization centers were maintained and continued to provide quality, lifesaving nutrition interventions.
  • In both Ayod and Pibor, RMF procured and supplied all malnutrition treatment and prevention centers with adequate stationery and other items to facilitate effective operations.
  • Facilitated the participation of RMF in the joint rapid response mechanism mission conducted by WFP and UNICEF in Ayod County during the reporting quarter.
  • In both Ayod and Pibor, RMF procured and supplied all malnutrition treatment and prevention centers with adequate stationery and other items to facilitate effective operations.
  • Continued to support satellite phone services for all 14 centers through payment of monthly subscription fees in those hard to reach areas where RMF works and where regular phone services are not available. This enhances communication and coordination of RMF’s programs and program sites.
  • Facilitated routine in-country travel of nutrition staff between Juba and different nutrition centers in Ayod and Boma with UNHAS.
  • Continued support of high-speed Wi-Fi internet service in the Juba office, as well as the field sites in Jiech, Boma, Gorwai, and Mogok, to enable easy communication, coordination, and reporting. This was done through maintenance of the equipment and payment of monthly subscription fees.
  • Continued facilitation of RMF’s team to participate in nutrition cluster activities and meetings at national and state levels.


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Results &

Accomplishments


  • Ensuring Excellence

    Supporting Staff

    The RMF M&E Coordinator visited all field sites to offer supportive supervision and on-the-job training to field staff. These visits help ensure that RMF’s projects continue to provide quality services and achieve the set targets.


  • Supplying Mothers

    Providing Essentials

    RMF procured and provided in-kind support (soaps, salt, and sitting mats) for the infant and young child feeding (IYCF) mother-to-mother support groups at all our sites in both Ayod and Boma.


  • Reaching the Remote

    Moving Supplies and Staff

    RMF’s relocated staff in various nutrition treatment centers of Ayod and Boma received adequate essential foodstuffs from Juba and continued to provide quality CMAM and IYCF services. (All our areas of intervention are hard to reach and purchasing basic foodstuffs there is not possible.)


  • Saving Lives

    Imperative Intervention

    With support from RMF headquarters, all our CMAM sites in both Ayod and Boma were fully funded in terms of operating costs throughout the reporting quarter.

    563 and 184 severely acute malnourished (SAM) children were identified and referred to OTPs in Ayod and Boma, respectively, for therapeutic management during this reporting quarter.


  • Addressing Needs

    6-Month Nutrition Push

    Project development and staffing were strengthened, as RMF South Sudan received funding under CHF/UNDP/OCHA to implement a 6-month emergency nutrition intervention in Pibor County, effective from mid-September 2018 to February 28, 2019.

    More than 50 staff members were recruited under this project.


  • Empowerment

    Educating Mothers

    RMF Country Program Manager trained mother-to-mother support groups how to pass on IYCF key messages to other members in the community.

    24 and 12 MIYCN mother-to-mother support groups in Ayod and Boma, respectively, were supported (with knowledge and in-kind materials) and continued to deliver MIYCN services.

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Numbers

Served

Total Children Under 5 Screened

October to December 2018

24,066 children screened

  • 16,974 in Ayod
  • 7,092 in Boma

Severely Acute Malnourished (SAM) Children Treated

October to December 2018

747 SAM children

  • 563 in Ayod
  • 184 in Boma

Moderately Acute Malnourished (MAM) Children Treated

October to December 2018

2,187 MAM children

  • 1,587 in Ayod
  • 600 in Boma

Total Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLW) Enrolled in Supplementary Feeding Program

October to December 2018

2,136 PLW with malnutrition

  • 1,509 in Ayod
  • 627 in Boma
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