Merlin’s Emergency Response Team in Chad
In March 2012, Merlin teams carried out assessments in Chad, to determine health needs and design the most effective response possible. In response to the crisis Merlin now has a full team in Chad consisting of a Country Director, Country Health Director, Logistician and a Program Manager.
Recent stats from the field show that nearly 5,000 children under five have been screened for malnutrition, as well as, 1820 pregnant and lactating women. Out of this combined number 93% have been successfully treated.
Currently, the management of children with Severe Acute Malnutrition, with complications continues at the Stabilization Center at Massaguet District Hospital. 15 health facilities continue to implement nutrition activities services. There is daily follow up and on-going training of nurses and other agents by District hospital administration and Merlin medical team at the Stabilization Center. Finally, the Massakori Pediatric Unit continues to provide referral assistance for malnutrition complications when Massaguet district hospital is not able to deliver needed care, as it is the second referral stabilization center for Merlin in the region.
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