SCOPE CODA: A Data Revolution in Nutrition

17 December 2018
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SCOPE CODA: A Data Revolution in Nutrition

In 2017, approximately 51 million children under the age of 5 years suffered acute malnutrition.  Child malnutrition is a severe global health challenge causing illness, impaired growth and cognitive development, and even death.  In fact, 45% of deaths among under 5 children have malnutrition as an underlying, accounting for 2.6 million under 5 deaths in 2017.    SCOPE CODA (Conditional On-Demand Assistance) seeks to be pivotal tool in fight to end malnutrition, seeking to bring a data revolution to improve the nutritional outcomes of the world’s most vulnerable populations.   

SCOPE CODA is an integrated information system that merges identity management with programme information to register, track and improve nutrition services for the world’s most vulnerable populations in the world’s most challenging environments. The application gives a digital identity to patients and tracks healthcare services, replacing paper-and-pen records, ration cards and reports in healthcare centres with a personalized smartcard linked to an electronic database.  SCOPE CODA provides a unified service platform that meets different users’ needs,  from frontline workers in the deep field to national governments and global stakeholders, to improve nutritional services and individual nutrition and health outcomes.  To accomplish this, SCOPE CODA seeks marshal the powers of big data to manage essential nutrition and health services to millions of individuals, while still providing each with individualized treatment.  Simultaneously , SCOPE CODA generates evidence on the nutritional lifecycle, providing vital information to unlock some of nutrition’s greatest challenges. 

It is the potential of SCOPE CODA , as comprehensive system powered by big data analytics, coupled with WFP’s vision, skills and experience that will allow us to bring a digital revolution to nutrition to save and change the lives of the world’s most vulnerable populations.     

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