Nutrition Centre

Nutrition CentrePHOTO ALBUM

Since its opening in June 2008, the Nutrition Centre has treated over 582 children for severe malnutrition and saved them from possible death. They and their mothers are admitted for up to six weeks for intensive free care and feeding program. Their mothers are also trained in nutritional care of children and on micro businesses whilst the children are receiving care at the centre. In addition, the centre has provided care for over 1980 children through a weekly child health clinic as well as following them up after their discharge back their communities. 

A recent follow up of mothers who have been admitted to the centre revealed that 9 out of 10 children who were admitted with their mothers were doing well and their mothers were producing the high nutritious porridge powder "weanimix" (made from maize, soya beans and groundnuts) which they learnt how to prepare in the centre and selling to other mothers in their communities. The one who was not doing well was re-admitted for treatment and more training for the mother. 

childhealth clinic