WHAT is the state of acute malnutrition in Marsabit and Isiolo Counties, and WHO is at risk?

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Parts of northern Kenya face persistently high rates of child acute malnutrition. This brief presents preliminary findings about its cause (drivers) and vulnerable groups in select sites in Marsabit and Isiolo Counties.

The findings point to the role of community level drivers such as livelihoods, institutions, climate and the environment, in addition to individual and household, as being critical in influencing persistent levels acute malnutrition.

This brief is part of a series of learning briefs on the mixed-methods USAID Nawiri longitudinal research study, which took place in Marsabit and Isiolo Counties, Kenya, from September 2021 to September 2023. The research study is one component of the USAID Nawiri program, which is led by Catholic Relief Services. The mixed methods research study is a collaboration between Tufts and Kenyatta Universities, Catholic Relief Services, and Caritas.






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