World Vision was an early adopter of the Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) approach, starting in Niger in 2005, and began consolidated tracking of CMAM programming data in 2010. Since that time, more than 1.8 million children under five years of age and over 500,000 pregnant and lactating women have been treated through WV’s CMAM programmes in 31 countries. Of the over 648,000 children treated for severe wasting, 89% recovered, greatly exceeding the Global Sphere Standard of >75%.
Through conducting lives saved analysis, we estimate that between 91,885 and 103,958 lives of children under 5 were saved through WV’s CMAM programming from 2010 to 2021.
This report provides a look back at how we got here, reflecting on the investments made by WV in CMAM programming since 2005, and reflects upon what is needed for the future.
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