Coverage Survey Reports on Community-Based Management of Acute Malnutrition in Ghana

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These two reports present the findings from surveys conducted in 2013 to estimate the coverage of community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) services and to identify barriers to accessing CMAM services in two districts of Ghana. The reports also provide both short- and long-term recommendations on how to improve coverage of CMAM services, increase awareness and knowledge of malnutrition and CMAM, and address cost and logistical issues. The surveys used the Simplified Lot Quality Assurance Sampling Evaluation of Access and Coverage (SLEAC) and Semi-Quantitative Evaluation of Access and Coverage (SQUEAC) methods for data collection.

The impact story shows how the municipal health management team in Ashaiman used the coverage survey recommendations to take steps that led to improvements in admission and default rates in the municipality.

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