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At district (woreda) level the Bureau of Health (BoH) provides on-the-job training for the health extension workers (HEW). Regular monitoring and strict supervision improve the services offered including screening, immunisation and feeding practices.

12 Number of Community-Based Nutrition days per year. Each month, children under-2 are monitored on their weight, growth and behavioural change at one of the health posts.

Source: UNICEF Ethiopia

16 sub-districts (kebeles) are in the district (woreda) Laelay Machew. A total of 28 health extension workers look after the 17,986 households.

Source: UNICEF Ethiopia

Nowadays, services under the Outpatient Therapeutic Programme (OTP) in Dura have gone down to zero compared to around 300 cases per month in 2012. Outpatient therapy is applied in cases of children with severe acute malnutrition. Using so-called ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) like plumpy’nut, they can be treated in their communities without being admitted to a health facility.

Source: UNICEF Ethiopia