“You wouldn’t believe what I am seeing today!”

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Majeed* didn’t like to eat.  At 9 months old he still only took breastmilk, refusing other food.  At 7 months old he had suffered from vomiting and diarrhoea, and since then he had been wasting away before his family’s eyes.  They didn’t know what was wrong.  They tried traditional treatment and took him to the hospital.  They then began to receive Plumpy Nut, a therapeutic food supplement, from a local clinic but Majeed refused to eat it. That’s when a member of the community suggested they take Majeed to Neesim Nutrition Centre.

Majeed at intake

When Majeed arrived at the centre with his mother, Safia*, he weighed just 4.6kg.  Majeed was put on a milk diet which stimulated his appetite.  He then began to eat normal food supplemented with Plumpy Nut.  Majeed started to crawl and became very playful.

Meanwhile Safia took part in our daily education sessions.  When asked about what she had learnt at the centre she said:

Majeed at discharge

“I learnt to wash my hands with soap and water, to clean the compound before cooking, to cover food after cooking or eating, and about the three food groups.  I believe I will get the food the children eat here for my child at home.” 

Majeed was discharged after 15 weeks having gained 3.1kg.  Safia was delighted to take him home. “If you had seen my boy when I came here you wouldn’t believe what I am seeing today!” she exclaimed.

Between April and June 2017, 18 children including Majeed were discharged healthy from Neesim Nutrition Centre.  Could you help us to offer a second chance at life to many more children over the next year?  Click here to find out how to give.

*Assumed identities.

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Majeed* didn’t like to eat.  At 9 months old he still only took breastmilk, refusing other food.  At 7 months old he had suffered from vomiting and diarrhoea, and since then he had been wasting away before his family’s eyes.  They didn’t know what was wrong.  They tried traditional treatment and took him to the hospital.  They then began to receive Plumpy Nut, a therapeutic food supplement, from a local clinic but Majeed refused to eat it. That’s when a member of the community suggested they take Majeed to Neesim Nutrition Centre.

Majeed at intake

When Majeed arrived at the centre with his mother, Safia*, he weighed just 4.6kg.  Majeed was put on a milk diet which stimulated his appetite.  He then began to eat normal food supplemented with Plumpy Nut.  Majeed started to crawl and became very playful.

Meanwhile Safia took part in our daily education sessions.  When asked about what she had learnt at the centre she said:

Majeed at discharge

“I learnt to wash my hands with soap and water, to clean the compound before cooking, to cover food after cooking or eating, and about the three food groups.  I believe I will get the food the children eat here for my child at home.” 

Majeed was discharged after 15 weeks having gained 3.1kg.  Safia was delighted to take him home. “If you had seen my boy when I came here you wouldn’t believe what I am seeing today!” she exclaimed.

Between April and June 2017, 18 children including Majeed were discharged healthy from Neesim Nutrition Centre.  Could you help us to offer a second chance at life to many more children over the next year?  Click here to find out how to give.

*Assumed identities