Adisah’s journey to health
So far in 2014, we have treated over 50 malnourished children at Neesim Nutrition Centre. Children like Adisah* whose mother is mentally ill and unable to care for her. Adisah was first brought to us at three months old by her grandmother. She initially stayed for two months. However, when they went home Adisah’s grandmother didn’t put into practice what she had learnt at the centre and Adisah became seriously malnourished again. Three months later Adisah was back at the centre in a critical condition weighing just 4kg. Despite some medical complications, we were delighted to see Adisah make a full recovery and she was discharged in November weighing a healthy 8.1kg. We hope and pray that this time Adisah’s grandmother will put into practice what she has learnt about providing a healthy balanced diet.
* Name changed to protect identity.