NNSS Afghanistan Nutrition Bulletin ISSUE 5

The Afghanistan National Sentinel based Nutrition surveillance system has continued to collect data from 174 health facilities and 408 community sites. Community reporting have slightly improved with a total of 21 provinces reporting in quarter 2, up from 17 provinces in quarter 2 in 2016. Efforts to improve the quality of data have continued, including joint support visits to sentinel sites and introducing data quality assurance processes for the team. The general trends from health facility and community data show consistent malnutrition levels, implying possible high levels of acute and malnutrition levels in the population that need further investigation through in-depth surveys. Generally the results were showing similar trends to those of quarter 2 in 2015.