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Haïti

District of Belle Anse, South-East Department

2019

© Lenka Blanárová, Action Against Hunger UK

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Rapport Final - Grand'Anse Department

Analystes

Lenka Blanárová


Grace Heymsfield

The district of Anse d'Hainault is one of the most remote districts in Haiti. The mountainous terrain, coupled with a rudimentary and largely degraded road network, hampers development activities in the area. The quasi-annual exposure to climatic hazards translates into low agricultural production and thus impacts the volume of financial resources from these activities.

According to the results of the SMART nutrition survey, which was an integral part of this Link NCA study, the rate of global acute malnutrition (GAM) was estimated at the level of 2.4%, considered as "very low" according to the thresholds of World Health Organization (WHO) of 2018. The prevalence of global chronic malnutrition (GCM) was estimated at 22.9%, considered "high" according to the mentioned thresholds.

Analyses undertaken during this Link NCA study allowed to identify 19 risk factors, believed to have an impact on the incidence of undernutrition in the study zone. Following a triangulation of data from diverse sources, three (3) risk factors were identified as having a major impact. These three main risk factors take their roots in the country's economic situation, which manifests via low household resilience, the heavy workload of women, while resulting in high perceived levels of parental stress.

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