Kakuma: Nutrition Services – Amusait General Hospital (The IRC General Hospital)

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Kakuma: Nutrition Services – Amusait General Hospital (The IRC General Hospital) logo
Last updated: 8/10/2023

Description

Nutrition services

  • Growth monitoring and promotion
  • Inpatient treatment of severe acute malnutrition at the stabilization center
  • Outpatient therapeutic program for the treatment of severe acute malnutrition cases without complications
  • Targeted supplementary feeding program for under-five children with moderate acute malnutrition
  • Targeted supplementary feeding program for pregnant and lactating women with moderate acute malnutrition
  • Blanket supplementary feeding program for the pregnant and lactating women
  • Nutrition counseling and education on maternal, infant, and young child nutrition practices
  • Hospital feeding for all inpatients
  • Dietary management of medical conditions in the inpatient wings
  • Nutrition screening and triaging of malnutrition cases.
  • Micronutrient supplementation of under-five children and pregnant women at MCH  

Eligibility Requirements

Growth monitoring and promotion- Eligibility Requirements or Criteria for Accessing this Service:

  • Children under 5 years old
  • Both refugees and Kenyan nationals
  • Should have a mother child health booklet

Appointment requirements:

  • Monthly appointments 

Services provided for children in the following age groups

  • Weight measurement for Ages 0-59 months old
  • Height/Length and MUAC measurement for ages 6-59 months old 
  • Feeding practices assessment (breastfeeding /complementary) for 0-59 months old
  • Vitamin A supplementation 6-59 months old.
  • Weight measurement and edema checking for Ages 0-59 months old
  • Height/Length and MUAC measurement for ages 6-59 months old 
  • Feeding practices assessment (breastfeeding /complementary) for 0-59 months old
  • Deworming (children>12months old)
  • Linkage and referral to other programs Stabilization Centre/ Targeted Supplementary Feeding Program / Blanket Supplementary Feeding Program / Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition/Child protection/Community Health Program

Access Days and Time for this service: Monday-Friday: 8AM-3PM

Inpatient treatment of severe acute malnutrition at stabilization centre- Eligibility requirements

  • Severely acute malnourished with medical complication is inpatient only and by appointment
  • Services are provided for children under 10 years old and any other children based on case by case with severe acute malnutrition

Services available for this age group

  • Daily Nutrition and medical review
  • Management of medical complications
  • Initiation of cautious feeding and catch-up growth
  • Psychomotor sensory stimulation
  • Discharge and link up with follow up programs i.e., OTP /MIYCN/Child protection

Access Days and Time for this service: DAILY-24HRS

Visiting hours for this service:

  • Monday: 7.30-8.00AM, 1-2PM, 5-6PM
  • Tuesday: 7.30-8.00AM, 1-2PM, 5-6PM
  • Wednesday: 7.30-8.00AM, 1-2PM, 5-6PM
  • Thursday: 7.30-8.00AM, 1-2PM, 5-6PM
  • Friday: 7.30-8.00AM, 1-2PM, 5-6PM
  • Saturday: 7.30-8.00AM, 1-2PM, 5-6PM
  • Sunday: 7.30-8.00AM, 1-2PM, 5-6PM

Outpatient therapeutic program for treatment of severe acute malnutrition cases without complications- eligibility requirements

  • Children under 5 years old
  • Severely acute malnourished without medical complication
  • Have a manifest 

Appointment requirements:

Weekly appointments; Monday and Tuesday

Services for children and the age groups:

  • Weekly Nutritional assessment
  • Weekly Medical complications assessment
  • Weekly Prescription of Ready to use Therapeutic Feeds (RUTF)
  • Prescription of broad-spectrum antibiotics on admission
  • Linkage and referral to other programs MIYCN/Child protection/CHP

Access Days and Time:

  • Monday: 8AM-3PM
  • Tuesday: 8AM-3PM

Targeted supplementary feeding program for under five children with moderate acute malnutrition- Eligibility Criteria

  • Children 6-59 months old
  • Be moderately acute malnourished based on nutrition assessment
  • All clients discharged from the OTP
  • Be a refugee with a manifest

Appointment requirements

  • Biweekly follow ups

Service are provided for only children of 6-59 months

  • Bi-Weekly follow up and Nutritional assessment
  • Bi-Weekly Prescription of Ready to use Supplementary Feeds (RUSF)
  • Linkage and referral to other programs MIYCN/Child protection/CHP

Access Days and Time

  • Wednesday: 8AM-3PM
  • Thursday: 8AM-3PM
  • Friday: 8AM-3PM
  • Saturday: 8AM-3PM

Targeted supplementary feeding program for pregnant and lactating women with moderate acute malnutrition- Eligibility Criteria

  • Should be of a refugee status with a manifest
  • Should be either pregnant or lactating with child less than 24 months old.
  • Should have a mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) less than 21centimetres. (This is an assessment of malnutrition) 
  • Should be residing within the Kakuma Refugee Camp, clinic 7 catchment area.

Appointment requirements:

  • Monthly follow up
  • Services are provided for all the pregnant and lactating mothers with children under 6 months regardless of their age.
  • Mothers are assessed for feeding practices/breastfeeding

Access Days and Time for this service:

  • Wednesday: 8AM-3PM
  • Thursday: 8AM-3PM
  • Friday: 8AM-3PM
  • Saturday: 8AM-3PM

Blanket supplementary feeding program for the pregnant and lactating women- Eligibility Requirements

  • All pregnant and lactating mothers with children under 6 months with Mother Child booklet.
  • Should be of a refugee status with manifest
  • Should be residing within the Kakuma Refugee Camp, clinic 7 catchment area: Kakuma 4.
  • Appointment is required
  • Services provided are for women only

Acess Days and Time:

  • Wednesday: 8AM-3PM
  • Thursday: 8AM-3PM
  • Friday: 8AM-3PM
  • Saturday: 8AM-3PM

Nutrition counselling and education on maternal, infant and young child nutrition practices- eligibility requirements

  • Pregnant and lactating mothers
  • All children under 5 years old
  • Be a refugee residing in Kakuma Refugee Camp with a manifest 
  • Have a mother and child health booklet.
  • Appointment is based on case to case assesment
  • Services provided for OVC service for 0-6 Months old, orphaned children who meet the AFASS criteria
  • Nutrition assesment will be conducted

Access Days and Time:

  • Monday: 8AM-3PM
  • Tuesday: 8AM-3PM
  • Wednesday: 8AM-3PM
  • Thursday: 8AM-3PM
  • Friday: 8AM-3PM
  • Saturday: 8AM-3PM

Hospital feeding for all inpatients- eligibility requirements

  • Medical admission into the inpatient wards: Maternity, Pediatric, Stabilization Centre, Adult Female and Male Wards 

Appointment requirements:

  • Daily while admitted in the inpatient
  • Service provided for all age groups

Access Days and Time: Daily

Visiting hours:

  • Monday: 7.30-8.00PM,1-2PM,5-6PM
  • Tuesday: 7.30-8.00PM,1-2PM,5-6PM
  • Wednesday: 7.30-8.00PM,1-2PM,5-6PM
  • Thursday: 7.30-8.00PM,1-2PM,5-6PM
  • Friday: 7.30-8.00PM,1-2PM,5-6PM
  • Saturday: 7.30-8.00PM,1-2PM,5-6PM
  • Sunday: 7.30-8.00PM,1-2PM,5-6PM

Accessibility

  • The entrance to this location has a ramp. 
  • This location has female staff. 
  • All services listed are free of charge. 
  • Services are available in Juba Arabic, Somali, Swahili, English, Nuer, Dinka, Didinka, French, Oromo languages by phone interpretation.  
  • Female interpreters are available for Juba Arabic, Somali, Swahili, English, Nuer, Dinka, Didinka, French, Oromo languages.  

Location

Kakuma 4, next to Kakuma 4 market  

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