Provide nutrition support to 200,000 malnourished children in IDP camps

The RRI project with regards to the treatment of 200,000 Severely Acutely Malnourished (SAM) children under five years, is a therapeutic feeding programme (as articulated in the National Strategic Plan of Action for Nutrition) meant for only children under five years of age that are SAM, based on the screening criteria:  Mid-Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) of <11.5cm; or weight-for-height reading of <-3 Standard Deviation, passed the appetite test of consuming up to 1/3 of a sachet of RUTF (92 g) and proven to be clinically well and alert. In 28 IDP camps (4 in Adamawa, 14 in Borno, 10 in Yobe States) plus 724 Primary Health Care facilities implementing Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) in the 12 States.

Deliverables at the end of 100 days:

  1. 50,000 U-5 SAM admitted and treated by the end of July, 2016
  2. 70,000 U-5 SAM admitted and treated by the end of August, 2016
  3. 80,000 U-5 SAM admitted and treated by the end of September, 2016

Reporting and Accountability

Data will be collated as evidence for documentation in the National Operations Room to track progress, using Rapid SMS on reporting to create Dashboard through the PHCs.


By October 2016, 200,000 children with Mid Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) <11.5cm or 115mm will have been enrolled and treated for Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) in 724 Community management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) Sites in 113 LGAs of 12 States in North-East and North-West Zones as well as 28 IDP Camps thus saving 38,000 lives at >1% death”.


  • Implementing Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Services in all facilities;
  • Local production of Ready to Use Therapeutic Foods (RUTF);
  • Lessons learnt from this RRI, will be replicated in the Southern Zone where there is no PHC implementing management of SAM according to National Guideline on Community Management of Acute malnutrition