The triplets

Preventing the risk of malnutrition

Date of birth

July 12th, 2020

Start of care

September 2020

Medical history

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Their story

Akossiwavi, Akossiwa and Kossi live with their parents, both farmers. They have four brothers and sisters. The family had limited means, and their mom did not produce enough milk to breastfeed the three children. We supported them with regular donations of artificial milk, and the triplets are now weaned. We continue to see them regularly and provide health care whenever they fall sick.

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    Project and main actions

    Donation of 2 boxes of artificial milk per month to prevent the risk of malnutrition.

    Updates

    June 18th, 2021

    The burn on Akossiwa’s foot is healing very well. We continue the treatment and we have been financing her mom’s travels to the center.

    May 21st, 2021

    Akossiwa, who suffered a third degree burn last week, is doing better. We performed a minor surgery on her wound, and added a cream and Tulle gras under the bandage. Fortunately, Akossiwa will not require hospitalization.

    May 14th, 2021

    Akossiwa came to the center in an emergency with a severe burn on her foot. Given the worrying evolution of the burn, we decided to consult a pediatric surgeon, who confirmed that it is a 3rd degree burn. We will update you on her state very soon!

    April 6th, 2021

    Akossiwavi and Kossi, two of the triplets we are supporting, came to the center because they were showing symptoms of malaria. We did a malaria test, which was positive. They were given the appropriate treatment, and we reminded their mom that it is important that they sleep under a mosquito net.

    February 26th, 2021

    The triplets are doing very well. Their mom explained to us that they no longer drink milk and have now started eating porridge. We gave them a box of baby cereals, and we will see them again next month.

    January 19th, 2021

    The triplets, who were sick last week, came in for a check-up appointment. They no longer have fever or diarrhea, and Akossiwa’s mycosis is disappearing.

    January 15th, 2021

    The triplets came to the center for a consultation because they were vomiting and had liquid stools. The diagnosis was gastroenteritis. Akossiwa also had a temperature of 37.8°C. We did a malaria test, which was negative for all three children. We gave and administered the necessary treatment; antipyretic, antiemetic and antifungal. Indeed, in Togo, most of these infections are due to fungus or other parasites. They will come back for a check-up in a few days to evaluate their recovery.

    January 7th, 2021

    Kossiwavi, Kossiwa and Kossi weigh 6.46 kg, 5.86 kg and 6.61 kg respectively. They have all gained between 350 g and 600 g in one month, and they are doing very well. Kossi has skin mycosis, for which we have given him the necessary treatment. We gave them two boxes of artificial milk as usual.

     

    November 1st, 2020

    All three children are doing well and are within the average weight for their age. We will see them again next month for the next consultation.

    Contact us

    70A Impasse de l’Amiradou
    83190 Ollioules, France

    +33 6 61 73 08 64

    (English contact)

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