Assessing coverage of community-based management of acute malnutrition
A new single coverage estimator is proposed that is a measure of overall programme performance. It can be used with existing survey tools and calculated using previous coverage data. Uncertainty remains regarding the mean length of an untreated SAM episode (included in the calculation); work is ongoing in this regard. The authors recommend the proposed single coverage estimator should be used in preference to using either the point or period coverage estimators.
Drawing on a semi-quantitative evaluation of access and coverage (SQUEAC) approach, this report examines the blockages to preventing malnutrition in Kambia district, Sierra Leone.
This technical reference document provides guidance for evaluating access and coverage of Community-Based Management of Acute Malnutrition and other selective feeding programs.
SLEAC stands for Simplified LQAS Evaluation of Access and Coverage. It is a quick and simple method for assessing coverage in a programme area such as a health district.