13.4  Critical indicators and data sources for the NIS in Ethiopia

One of the most important sources of data for the NIS is the routine service data that you record. The following basic information is needed in order to track the nutrition situation in Ethiopia:

  • Micronutrient coverage (vitamin A, iodine, iron)
  • Growth of children under two years (growth monitoring coverage)
  • Prevalence of acute malnutrition (severe acute malnutrition and moderate acute malnutrition)
  • Birth weight
  • Maternal nutritional status during pregnancy and lactation.

13.3  Why Ethiopia has an NIS

13.4.1  Sources of data for the NIS