Treatment of undernutrition
Date of birth
Start of care
We met Alice following the death of her parents. At the time, she was suffering from malaria. Her grandmother, who has been taking care of Alice, is a farmer and had very little income. At the beginning of her care (we estimate that Alice was between 12 and 15 months old), she weighed 5.11 kg and was 61 cm tall. Graines d’Espoir supported her through a monthly food supply and regular check-ups at the center.
June 19th, 2022
Three days after she recovered from malaria, Alice suffered from a measles infection. She had mouth sores and a lot of marks on her body. Unfortunately, although vaccinations are free, families do not always vaccinate their children on time and Alice was not vaccinated against measles. She was treated at the center and is doing much better today!
June 2nd, 2022
Alice, whom we treated for undernutrition last year, was at the center this week. She was suffering from malaria, associated with an acute respiratory infection. She received the appropriate treatment and is already doing much better.
September 19th, 2021
Alice is doing very well! To our delight, she is now out of undernutrition! She weighs 7.85 kg.
August 20th, 2021
Alice is doing great! She has gained weight again and is almost out of undernutrition. She now weighs 7.25 kg.
July 17th, 2021
Alice is doing great. She is walking on all fours and at full speed! Her aunt was suffering from malaria when she brought her to the center this week. We gave her the appropriate treatment.
July 1st, 2021
Alice is doing very well and has received her monthly food supplies. She had a wound behind her right ear, which we treated. It has healed in just a few days! She gained 460 g in two weeks and is now walking on all fours!
June 18th, 2021
Alice has come out of extreme undernutrition and is now in a moderate stage of undernutrition thanks to our donations and food supplies.
June 2nd, 2021
Our little Alice became seriously ill with a fever of 42°C. She was suffering from malaria. We gave her the necessary treatment. We also financed the trip to the center and gave the family their monthly food supply.
May 19th, 2021
Alice continues to gain weight every week! She now weighs 6.19 kg. We gave her some Ready-to-use therapeutic foods, as well as cereals to enrich the porridge her grandmother prepares for her.
May 3rd, 2021
Alice gained over 200 g in 10 days and weighs 5.83 kg. Her conjunctiva were very pale, and she appeared to be anemic. We gave her an anti-anemic, as well as ready-to-use therapeutic foods.