A difficult case

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

A dramatic end of term

At the end of term our school children put on a show for their parents. Each class performed a drama about issues such as hygiene, healthy nutrition and the importance of education. The children did a great job and some budding actors and comedians were discovered. Here’s a few pics:

Introducing our new nutritionist…

For a while now we have been telling you of our plans to employ a professional nutritionist or nurse to work at Neesim Nutrition Centre. After searching far and wide we are delighted to announce that from April 2013 we will be employing a lovely nutritionist called Gladys… Tell us a bit about yourself Gladys. […]

Jacob’s journey back to health

Neesim Nutrition Centre continues to give children a second chance at life in Gushegu district.  Recently a child called Jacob came to us from a Konkomba village.  He was almost three years old and had been severely swollen with oedema for 5 months after suffering from a boil.  His mother had not started complimentary feeding […]

Another life saved by Neesim Nutrition Centre

Baby Latif’s family live in a village close to our new Nutrition Centre building.  They heard about us through the official opening and visited the next day.  Latif’s mother had a severe breast infection and was unable to feed him properly.   He looked like skin and bones and weighed just 2.3kg at 3 months’ […]