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UNHCR Standardised Expanded Nutrition Survey (SENS) Guidelines for Refugee Populations. Survey Steps and Sampling

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UNHCR, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

This is a guidance document for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) health and nutrition coordinators and partners which aims to standardise the way annual nutrition surveys are conducted. The guidelines are designed to cover most emergencies and all stable, protracted situations. These guidelines are divided into seven components: one pre-module entitled Survey Steps and Sampling and six individual survey modules namely, Anthropometry and Health, Anaemia, Infant and Young Child Feeding, Food Security, Water Sanitation and Hygiene, and Mosquito Net Coverage. The pre-module is a quick reference guide and focuses on the practical steps for conducting UNHCR Standardised Expanded Nutrition Survey (SENS). The pre-module is not meant to replace already existing survey manuals. The individual survey modules provide information for training, data collection, data entry, data analysis, interpretation and reporting.

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