28/08/2015 by CMN
Three years after the last global report, the CMN presents the highlights of SAM Coverage around the world. The research covered data from 2013 and 2014, and is now available online. These are the core points of the document.
It is acknowledged that only treatment coverage provides reliable measures of impact of CMAM programmes in a wide range of contexts and situations. The first global estimate of SAM Coverage, published in 2012, reported that 7 to 13 per cent of the SAM caseload was being treated globally. Since then, no global updates have been developed despite the changes in methodologies, but especially in access to information, resources and programme quality.
By looking at available data from 2013 and 14, the CMN analysis direct estimates of coverage at subnational level; this is not an attempt to provide global data, but rather an exercise of systematisation and data analysis that casts light on significant trends, evolutions and challenges of SAM treatment coverage.
The document offers an analysis on Coverage surveys conducted by country (a total of 130 in 24 countries) , by location settings -camp, rural or urban-, and by population type -pastoralist, sedentary or mixed populations. As expected, coverage levels tend to be higher in camp settings and/or among sedentary populations. Surprisingly, coverage in urban settings is not higher, on average, than in rural areas, and regions with mixed populations score lowest in coverage as opposed to mostly pastoralist communities.