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Use of adapted IMAM Surge for improved health and nutrition services in Kenya
Use of adapted IMAM Surge for improved health and nutrition services in Isiolo and Marsabit, Kenya
The Irish Global Health Network Conference was held on 26th and 27th October 2022.
Concern in Kenya presented the project 'Use of adapted IMAM Surge for improved health and nutrition services in Isiolo and Marsabit, Kenya' at the conference.
The poster describes the Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) Surge and Health Surge approaches used in Kenya.
Concern and the County Health Management Teams under the NAWIRI project, designed and piloted the Health Surge Approach across 12 health facilities in Kenya for one year. The aim was to explore the acceptability, feasibility and added value of adapting the IMAM Surge approach to better prepare the health system to manage seasonal peaks in childhood illnesses alongside child malnutrition (‘Health Surge’).
The integration of child illness into the existing IMAM Surge Approach was found to be relevant, more acceptable, more efficient and potentially more effective compared to IMAM Surge alone.
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