Rashid’s road to recovery

0 Comments

From January to March 2017, 39 children were rehabilitated at Neesim Nutrition Centre.  The youngest child was just one month old, and the oldest was Rashid* at four years. Rashid came to us at 4 years old, weighing 14.1kg with severe oedema (body swelling due to a lack of protein in particular).  Rashid had been […]

A Twin Transformation

0 Comments

On a recent visit to his hometown in the next district, one of our teachers from Neesim School came across Fouzia and Razak*.  At 20 months old, Fouzia weighed 6.5kg, she was able to walk but was moderately malnourished.  Her twin brother, Razak, however, was extremely malnourished weighing just 4.5kg and barely able to crawl.  […]

Could you be our next Nutrition Centre Caretaker?

0 Comments

Project Share is looking to a recruit a new caretaker for our rehabilitation centre for malnourished children from September 2016.  We are looking for a Ghanaian woman with a passion for healthcare and working with children.  The successful applicant must be a high school leaver, fluent in both Dagbani and English, and willing to settle […]

Mohammed’s story

0 Comments

Neesim Nutrition Centre continues to provide vital rehabilitation to malnourished children alongside education for their mothers on healthy nutrition and hygienic living. From January to March 2016, 22 children were treated at the centre.  8 went home healthy with mothers equipped to care for them, and 14 were still in the process of rehabilitation at […]

A difficult case

0 Comments

Between July and September 2015, 30 malnourished children were treated at Neesim Nutrition Centre. Some children regain their health quickly, whilst other cases are more complicated. Sulemana* was one of our difficult cases. He came from a poor family and his two older siblings had already been malnourished and successfully rehabilitated in the centre. Soon […]

Water of life

0 Comments

Thanks to a generous grant we have been able to sink a borehole to provide clean piped water to the school and nutrition centre. This means the mothers and pupils no longer have to spend time fetching water and can more easily put into practice what they learn about hygiene. Washing hands before eating and […]

Transforming lives one child at a time

0 Comments

In the first 6 months of 2015, 21 malnourished children were successfully rehabilitated at Neesim Nutrition centre and given a second chance at life. Children like Ruhaina… When Ruhaina* came to the centre she was very weak. She had not been feeding well for 3 months and her mother was now producing little breastmilk. Ruhaina […]

Adisah’s journey to health

0 Comments

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 […]

The great Ghanaian bake off

0 Comments

Malnutrition in Gushegu District is predominantly the result of a lack of knowledge about how to provide a balanced diet . In July and August 2014, thanks to a generous grant from World Vision Ghana, we were able to conduct cooking demonstrations on the use of moringa (a highly nutritious leaf) and soya beans for […]

Number crunching

0 Comments

In 2013… 59 malnourished children were successfully rehabilitated at Neesim Nutrition Centre and sent home with mothers equipped to care for them. 14% of the children who were admitted to the nutrition centre were young babies with mothers/carers unable to breastfeed them. 86% were severely malnourished due to a lack of balanced complementary feeding.   Most […]