Table 1

Criteria/minimum requirements determined for assessing preparedness to integrate CMAM into the health system
Themes Criteria
Nutrition governance 1. Existence of a government child health/nutrition policy
2. Inpatient and outpatient CMAM guidelines developed and disseminated
3. Nutrition coordination mechanism chaired by the Ministry of health from national to district levels
Nutrition financing 4. Existence of a funding mechanism/policy for child health/nutrition
5. Existence of funds allocated to nutrition and CMAM
Health and nutrition service delivery 6. Existence of functional health centres
7. Provision of inpatient health and nutrition services
8. Provision of outpatient health and nutrition services
9. Provision of outreach health and nutrition services
Human resources 10. Health staff trained on CMAM and sufficient number available for child health and nutrition service delivery
11. Motivating working conditions for health workers
Equipment and supply 12. Inpatient health centres have a paediatric ward, sufficient equipment, storage facilities, essential medicines and therapeutic foods
13. Outpatient health centres have sufficient equipment, storage facilities, essential medicines and therapeutic foods
Referral, Monitoring and supervision mechanism 14. Functional referral mechanism between health centres
15. Existence of a health/nutrition reporting mechanism
16. Regular field monitoring and supervision

Kouam et al.

Kouam et al. Nutrition Journal 2014 13:22   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-13-22

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