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Table 2 Description of results and recommendations for reviewed surveys

From: Learning lessons from field surveys in humanitarian contexts: a case study of field surveys conducted in North Kivu, DRC 2006-2008

No.
(Ref)
Time Place CMR
(per 10,000 per day)
U5MR
(per 10,000 per day)
GAM
(WHO)
SAM
(WHO)
Recommendations
1
(14)
June 2008 Kibua 0.38
[0.18-0.58]
1.10
[0.45-1.76]
4.8%
[3.2-6.3]
0.5%
[0.1-1.0]
◦ Community awareness about key themes in nutrition and encourage them to visit the NGO for preventive consultations
◦ Support the implementation of food security assessment to improve food production and diversity
◦ Put in place a nutritional education system
◦ Reinforce routine vaccination activities
◦ Put in place comprehensive management of acute malnutrition in health centers.
◦ Improve the sources of potable water
2
(15)
July 2008 Binza 0.53
[0.30-0.76]
0.88
[0.25-1.51]
5.1%
[3.3-7.0]
1.0%
[0.3-1.7]
◦ Continue activities for moderate malnutrition to prevent the risk of severe malnutrition
◦ Provide breastfeeding and nutritional counselling
◦ Support routine vaccination activities and distribution of vitamin A
◦ Improve the overall health status of the population
3
(16)
July-August 2008 Nyanzale, Birambizo 0.48
[0.22-1.05]
1.08
[0.37-3.14]
2.6%
[1.4-4.5]
0.9%
[0.4-2.4]
◦ Repeat the nutritional assessment the following year at the same time using the same methodology
◦ Active screening of children's nutritional status
◦ Put in place a prospective surveillance system for morbidity and mortality
◦ Strengthen routine measles immunization strategies
◦ Alert authorities to an abnormal increase in the number of cases of malaria, diarrhea and measles
◦ Community awareness campaign about the NGOs activities
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