Standardised Expanded Nutrition Survey (Mayukwayukwa and Meheba) - 2017
Other Household Survey [hh/oth]
This is the third SENS in Zambia refugee settlements. Previous surveys took place in 2009 and 2013.
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 from 26 November to 15 December 2017. This was the third SENS in these two settlements, previous ones conducted in 2009 and 2013. The main objective of the SENS was to determine the overall nutrition and health status of the refugee population and establish workable recommendations for appropriate interventions.
The survey includes one household-level modules and three individual-level modules (infants, children under five and women). 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 'acceptable' 5% prevalence of acute malnutrition as per WHO classification of public health significance for children under 5 years. It was agreed that the highest GAM prevalence rate of the 2013 nutrition survey conducted in the two settlemetns was too old to be used. See further details in the report.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Data Collection Notes
The survey was coordinated from the outset of planning to finalization by the UNHCR nutrition survey coordinator in the two settlements, Mayukwayukwa and Meheba with full participation of staff from the MCDMCH in each settlement. The technical staff supervised and monitored the entire process and offered technical support to the teams where ever it was required. Training was organized and coordinated by UNHCR and MCHN in eacch settlement. A total of 64 enumerators and supervistors participated in the data collected in the two settlements. See more details in report.
The SENS survey consisted of one questionnaire per module: household, children under 5 years, children 0-23 months and women
UNHCR Global Data Service Statistics and Demographics Section