WHO and Somali Federal Ministry of Health conduct cascade training on management of severe acute malnutrition

WHO_supports_cascade_training_on_the_management_of_SAM_with_medical_complications_Mogadishu_28_November_2017WHO supports cascade training on management of severe acute malnutrition with medical complicationsMogadishu, Somalia, 30 November 2017 – The World Health Organization (WHO), in cooperation with the Somali Federal Ministry of Health, concluded in Mogadishu today a 5-day national cascade training course on the management of severe acute malnutrition with medical complications.

Twenty-four health workers from 12 nutritional stabilization centres in Somalia participated in the training course, which aimed at improving the quality of services in nutrition stabilization centres and reducing the mortality rate resulting from the mismanagement of cases of severe acute malnutrition.

The training course included information on procedures such as the preparation of therapeutic milk (F75 and F100) using locally available ingredients in case of stock-outs of F75 and F100. Participants were also trained on the management of cholera in severely malnourished children in accordance with WHO guidelines and technical recommendations.

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Key health-related statistics

Total population (000s)12 316
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) 732
Total life expectancy at birth (years) 55

Source: Country statistical profiles 2016

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