This study investigates the seasonal patterns of acute malnutrition and its key drivers in the Goz Beida Region of Chad. The research uses mixed methods, including child monthly panel data and multiple rounds of qualitative inquiry to investigate the peak times across multiple nutrition indicators, child morbidity, water access for humans and animals, migration of humans and animals, water contamination, and hygiene practices along the water chain. It builds on research findings from two studies:  Community Resilience to Acute Malnutrition and Building Resilience and Adaption to Climate Extremes and Disasters.

The study is a partnership with Concern Worldwide and aims to inform programming around water, livestock, and nutrition in the Goz Beida area.

Seasonality of Acute Malnutrition and its Drivers in Sila Province, Chad: a mixed methods analysis

This report explores the seasonal patterns of acute malnutrition and its key drivers in the Goz Beida Region of Chad. 

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Seasonality matters: how cyclical changes trigger drivers of acute malnutrition in Chad’s Sila Province

This brief summarizes the seasonal patterns of acute malnutrition and its key drivers in the Goz Beida Region of Chad.

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Seasonality, sex, and acute malnutrition in Chad’s Sila Province

This brief summarizes the seasonal patterns of acute malnutrition and differences in seasonal patterns and possible drivers for boys and girls in the Goz Beida Region of eastern Chad.

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On the road to resilience to malnutrition in the Sila Province, Chad
March 2021

This video discusses the collaborative work of Feinstein researchers and Concern Worldwide to explore the basic and underlying drivers of acute malnutrition within the context of the Sila Province in...