CTC Learning Forum Report - Second CTC Learning Forum Sep 2006

CTC Learning Forum Report - Second CTC Learning Forum Sep 2006

02 November 2007

Community-based Therapeutic Care (CTC) was first implemented in Malawi in Dowa and Nkhotakota districts in 2002 and 2003 respectively, by Concern Worldwide and the Ministry of Health, with the support of Valid International.

CTC has proven to be instrumental in the treatment of acutely malnourished children under five years of age. The programme has improved coverage of therapeutic feeding services, reduced length of stay in the Nutrition Rehabilitation Units (NRUs) and has met international standards for recovery, default, and death rates of treated children.

As a result, the Ministry of Health is interested in scaling up the intervention throughout Malawi as a component of the Essential Health Package. Since 2004 a number of NGOs have started implementing CTC in various districts.

A wide variety of experiences and challenges are being faced in each of these districts, and there is a strong need for organisations to share their experiences and lessons learnt so that all the implementers benefit.

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CTC Learning Forum Report - Second CTC Learning Forum Sep 2006

Community-based Therapeutic Care (CTC) was first implemented in Malawi in Dowa and Nkhotakota districts in 2002 and 2003 respectively, by Concern Worldwide and the Ministry of Health, with the support of Valid International.