Standardised Expanded Nutrition Survey (Mayukwayukwa and Meheba) - 2013
Other Household Survey [hh/oth]
This is the second SENS in Zambia refugee settlements. The first took place in 2009.
The UNHCR Standardized Expanded Nutrition Surveys (SENS) provide regular nutrition data that plays a key role in delivering effective and timely interventions to ensure good nutritional outcomes in the refugee populations. UNHCR in collaboration with WFP and UNICEF and its project partners, Ministry of Community Development Mother and Child Health, MOH and MHA/COR, organized and conducted the nutrition survey in the two refugee settlements of Meheba and Mayukwayukwa refugee settlements in December 2013, where supplementary feeding programmes were implemented with the aim to prevent and reduce acute malnutrition among moderate malnourished children below 5 years and pregnant and lactating women. This was the second SENS in these two settlements, previous one conducted in 2009. The main objective of the SENS was to determine the overall health and nutrition status, to determine anaemia and mortality rates in order to establish programme strategies and activities to sustainably improve the refugee livelihoods, nutritional and health status.
The survey includes three household-level modules (food security, mosquito net and water and sanitation (WASH)) and three individual-level modules (infants, children under five and women). Systematic random sampling was used in both settlements, and the sample size was calculated based on the highest global acute malnutrition (GAM) prevalence rate (8.4%). See further details in the report.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Individual and Household
v2.1: Edited, cleaned and anonymised data.
The scope includes:
- food security
- water, sanitation and hygiene
- mosquito net coverage
- nutrition of women 15-49 yrs and children under 5
Health and Nutrition
Malaria Prevention and Control
Water Sanitation Hygiene
Meheba and Mayukwayukwa refugee settlements
All refugees in Meheba and Mayukwayukwa refugee settlements
Producers and sponsors
Systematic random sampling was used in both settlements, and the sample size was calculated based on the highest global acute malnutrition (GAM) prevalence rate (8.4%). See further details in the report.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Data Collection Notes
The surveys were coordinated by the UNHCR Nutrition Survey Coordinator who was assisted by Refugee Officers
in both settlements and the UNHCR HIV Counsltant. Further assistance was also provided by the health and
nutrition teams from the two settlements.
Data collection were done by six teams independently recruited and trained from each settlement, each team had 5
individuals: one anthropometric measurer, one hemoglobin (HB) measurer, one Mosquito net, one food security and
IYCF enumerator, one WASH questionnaires enumerator. See more details in report.
The SENS survey consisted of one questionnaire per module: food security, mosquito net coverage, water and sanitation and hygiene (WASH),women of reproductive age 15-29 years, children under 5 years, and children 0-23 months
UNHCR Global Data Service Statistics and Demographics Section