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Malnutrition in Malawi
One morning, Dorothy noticed her granddaughter looking different. “One would think she had gained weight in one night,” says Dorothy. “I knew it was something unusual. Her whole body was swollen.”
Despite her alarm, Dorothy couldn’t afford to take her granddaughter, Tadala, to the nearest hospital. It was some ten kilometers away.
Burden of Travel Costs
“It costs 4000 MWK to get to the hospital,” says Dorothy. “January to March is always hard for us village people. By this time, most of us run out of food. Every small amount of money we get, we use to buy food.”
Mobile Outreach Brings Healthcare to Villages
Nutrition in Malawi
Good nutrition is one of the cornerstones of human growth and societal development. However, malnutrition remains a serious public health challenge in Malawi. According to a report by UNICEF, 37% of Malawian children are affected by stunting. Worse, malnutrition contributes to preventable child deaths.
As is with many cases, people from rural villages are most affected by malnutrition.
“Malnutrition cases are always at an alarming rate during January to March,” says George Matapandeu, MOC clinician. “At this time, people have usually invested their little income in farming. Simultaneously, the previous year’s harvest runs out.”
A month after being assisted, Tadala’s grandmother returned to the clinic. She showed the clinicians Tadala’s improved condition. Grateful, she shared her thanks with Orant’s clinic team and donors.
“I don’t know what would have happened to my grandchild if not for the Mobile Outreach Clinic,” says Dorothy.
Tadala is just one example of the thousands of children that have benefited from the Orant Charities Africa nutritional program. Bravo to our Outreach Clinic Team and the entire Orant Charities. Bravo to the parents and grandparents like Dorothy who courageously care for their children when conditions are dire.
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