Treatment of undernutrition

Date of birth

July 10th, 2021

Start of care

August 2021

Medical history

Her mom had sickle cell disease

Her story

Amandine lives with her dad and grandmother. Her mom had Sickle cell disease and passed away a week after giving birth, as a result of complications caused by her C-section. Amandine is the first and only child of the family. Her grandmother sells porridge and her dad is a tailor, but he is struggling to find a job. When we first met her, at five weeks old, Amandine weighed 2.63 kg. We are now helping her through the donation of artificial milk and regular check-ups at the center.

It is possible that Amandine carries the sickle cell gene. We will carry out an examination when she is 3 months old in order to assess it.

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Project and main actions

  • Weekly check-ups at the Graines d’Espoir center and donations of artificial milk.
  • Medical support for the family (sickle cell disease).


October 15th, 2021

Amandine, 3 months old, is doing very well. She weighs 4.32 kg, with a gain of 210 g in one week.


October 8th, 2021

At almost three months old, Amandine weighs 4.11 kg. We gave her an antibiotic because she has a slight skin infection. We are going to finance a hemoglobin electrophoresis to see if she is a carrier of sickle cell disease (a hereditary disease from which her mother passed away).⁠


October 1st, 2021

Amandine continues to gain weight! At her eleventh week, she now weighs 4 kg.


October 1st, 2021

Amandine continues to gain weight! At her eleventh week, she now weighs 4 kg.


September 19th, 2021

At 10 weeks, Amandine weighs 3.62 kg and is doing really well! 


August 28th, 2021

Amandine is doing very well thanks to the artificial milk. She weighs 3.08 kg and has gained 280 g in one week! Her undernutrition score is no longer severe, but remains moderate at -2. ⁠


August 20th, 2021

Amandine continues her weight gain and is doing very well! We continue to give her artificial milk every week. ⁠


Contact us

70A Impasse de l’Amiradou
83190 Ollioules, France

+33 6 61 73 08 64

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