Kakuma: Nutrition – Nationakor Dispensary (Clinic 6-IRC) - International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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Last updated: 8/10/2023

Description

Available services

  • Growth monitoring and promotion
  • 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
  • Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN)
  • Nutrition counseling and education on maternal, infant, and young child nutrition practices
  • Nutrition screening and triaging of malnutrition cases.
  • Micronutrient supplementation of under-five children and pregnant women at MCH 

Eligibility requirements: Growth monitoring and promotion

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

Appointment requirements: Monthly appointments 

The above service is available for the following children:

  • 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

Services for children and the age groups:

  • 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: Monday-Friday: 8AM-3PM

Eligibility requirements: Outpatient therapeutic program for treatment of severe acute malnutrition cases without complications 

  • Children under 5 years old
  • Severely acute malnourished without medical complication
  • Have a manifest 
  • Residing in the Nationakor Dispensary population catchment area

Appointment requirements: Weekly appointments; Monday

Services available to children ages 6-59 months old

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

Eligibility Requirements: Targeted supplementary feeding program for under five children with moderate acute malnutrition.

  • 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

Services available for the children aged 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: Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition/Child protection/Community Health Program

Access Days and Time: Wednesday: 8AM-3PM, Thursday: 8AM-3PM, Friday: 8AM-3PM, Saturday: 8AM-3PM

Eligibility requirements: Targeted supplementary feeding program for pregnant and lactating women with moderate acute malnutrition.

  • Should be of a refugee status with a manifest
  • Sould 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, Nationakor Dispensary catchment area.

Appointment requirements: Monthly follow up

  • Service available for women only
  • Service available for all the pregnant and lactating mothers with children under 6 months regardless of their age.
  • Please specify services for children and the age groups: assessed for feeding practices/breastfeeding

Access Days and Time: Wednesday: 8AM-3PM, Thursday: 8AM-3PM, Friday: 8AM-3PM, Saturday: 8AM-3PM

Eligibility requirements: Blanket supplementary feeding program for the pregnant and lactating women

  • 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, Nationakor Dispensary catchment area

Appointment required

Service available for women only. 

Access Days and Time: Wednesday: 8AM-3PM, Thursday: 8AM-3PM, Friday: 8AM-3PM, Saturday: 8AM-3PM

Eligibility requirements: Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN)

  • 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 requirements: Based on case-to-case assessment

  • OVC service for 0-6 Months old, orphaned children who meet the AFASS criteria
  • Nutrition assesment service available for the age group

Access Days and Time: Monday: 8AM-3PM, Tuesday: 8AM-3PM, Wednesday: 8AM-3PM, Thursday: 8AM-3PM, Friday: 8AM-3PM, Saturday: 8AM-3PM

Accessibility

  • This location has separate bathrooms for men and women. 
  • All services listed are free of charge. 
  • Interpretation is consistently available at this premises for Juba Arabic, Somali, Swahili, English, Nuer, Dinka, Didinka, French, Oromo languages.   
  • Services are available in the 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 3, next to Kakuma 3 police station. 

Feedback mechanisms

  • Telephone: 0701629346 
  • Help Desks stationed at IRC health facilities. 
  • Email address: feedback.kakuma@rescue.org  
  • Feedback boxes which are located at all IRC health facilities. 
  • Monthly community leaders’ feedback meetings. 
  • Visit IRC offices located in LWF Compound 1                                         
  • Feedback channel: 0701629346, feedback.kakuma@rescue.org 
  • The organization will respond to feedback received within 1 week 
  • The organization will respond to users who have raised comments/complaints via phone call, one on one conversations, emails.  
  • The organization will like to receive service user feedback from julisha.info via phone conversation, email, one on one discussion. Feedback channels: 0701629346, feedback.kakuma@rescue.org 

Feedback meetings

  • Visit IRC offices located in Lutheran World Federation Compound 1
  • The organization will respond to feedback received within an agreed time frame (0-3 days for critical cases, 0-7 days for cases with high priority, 0-14 days for cases with medium priority and 0-28 days for cases with low priority)
  • The organization will respond to users through telephone or face-to-face meeting.   

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