Food and Nutrition Surveillance and Response in Emergencies. Session 11 Nutritional Assessment and Analyses. Main Nutritional Assessment Methods Anthropometry: wt, ht, MUAC, (mainly for <5yrs since they are sensitive to factors influencing nutritional status-illness/ food
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Nutritional Assessment and Analyses
Is the process of monitoring changes in the nutritional status of a population over a period of time.
Nutrition surveillance involves Data collection, processing, Analyses, Interpretation and Communication
Nutrition Surveillance in Somalia by FSAU utilizes diverse range of information sources to develop an efficient and effective nutrition surveillance system. These are, nutrition surveys, health facilities, rapid assessment, and sentinel sites.
NB: quality control ensured at all levels
Mainly carried out on ad hoc bases.