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Emergency Nutrition and Mortality Surveys Conducted Among Sudanese Refugees and Chadian Villagers

By Tomczyk, Basia

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Book Id: WPLBN0000175453
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Reproduction Date: 2005
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Title: Emergency Nutrition and Mortality Surveys Conducted Among Sudanese Refugees and Chadian Villagers  
Author: Tomczyk, Basia
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Medical research, Medical reports
Collections: Medical Library Collection
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Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Tomczyk, B. (n.d.). Emergency Nutrition and Mortality Surveys Conducted Among Sudanese Refugees and Chadian Villagers. Retrieved from http://hawaiilibrary.net/


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Summary: Sudanese refugees are seeking safety in Chad due to a conflict that began in April 2003, in the Darfur region of Sudan that has resulted in a humanitarian emergency. There were three emergency nutritional surveys conducted in northeastern Chad among Sudanese refugee and local Chadian populations. An urgent anthropometric assessment was warranted because health agencies had already reported a high prevalence of malnutrition as assessed by mid upper arm circumference (MUAC) and selective feeding centers were filled beyond capacity. The primary goal of each survey was to assess health and nutritional status of the population, to make recommendations to improve public health interventions. Data were collected from three populations: 1) Sudanese refugees living in the frontier settlements of Bahai and Cariari; 2) three Sudanese refugee camps, Iridimi, Touloum, and Kounoungo; and 3) 11 Chadian villages near refugee settlement. The survey was funded and...

Table of Contents
CONTENTS MAP OF SURVEY AREA . . . . . . . . 3 LIST OF TABLES . . . . . . . . . 4 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS . . . . . . . . 6 SUMMARY . . . . . . . . . 8 INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . 11 GOAL AND OBJECTIVES . . . . . . . . 12 DATA COLLECTION METHODS FOR ALL THREE SURVEYS . . 13 Definitions . . . . . . . . . 14 Consent . . . . . . . . . 16 Implementation Schedule . . . . . . . 16 Logistics . . . . . . . . . 16 Data Analysis . . . . . . . . . 16 SURVEY I: BAHAI AND CARIARI REFUGEE SETTLEMENTS . Background . . . . . . . . . 17 Methodology . . . . . . . . . 17 Results . . . . . . . . 18 SURVEY II: IRIDIMI, TOULOUM, AND KOUNOUNGO REFUGEE CAMPS Background . . . . . . . . . 24 Methodology . . . . . . . . . 25 Results . . . . . . . . . 26 SURVEY III: ELEVEN CHADIAN VILLAGES. . . . . Background . . . . . . . . . 32 Objectives . . . . . . . . . 32 Methodology . . . . . . . . . 32 Results . . . . . . . . . . 34 DISCUSSION . . . . . . . . . . 39 CONCLUSIONS . . . . . . . . . 40 RECOMMENDATIONS . . . . . . . . 41 APPENDIX A—Questionnaire French Version . . . . . 43 APPENDIX B—Questionnaire English Version . . . . . 46 APPENDIX C—Questionnaire for Villages English and French Version . . 54

 

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