September 15, 2002
Therapeutic feeding centers provide specialized care for the most severely malnourished, particularly children. Supplementary Feeding Centers provide specially formulated rations to vulnerable members of a population to supplement their daily food intake. In January 2002, there were 11 TFCs in Angola; now there are 23, and 16 SFCs have opened since May.
CUANDO CUBANGO PROVINCE
CUANZA SUL PROVINCE
LUNDA SUL PROVINCE
In addition to the TFCs, SFCs and Blanket Feeding programs described above, MSF is continually conducting exploratory missions outside the towns where they are based looking for isolated populations that are unable to reach health services. During these explos, the teams screen communities for malnutrition, measles, malaria and other epidemics, and determine the need for vaccination coverage and longer term interventions.
MSF has 174 international staff members present in Angola, in addition to some 2260 locally-hired staff members.
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