A Nutrition Center Established in Karaan, Mogadishu PDF Print

Bulomaxay village in Kaaraan district of Mogadishu now has a new Nutrition Center. The residents were an excited lot the morning the nutrition center officially opened.


 

“I had to visit the new Nutrition Center in my village,” says Maryan.  “I was to come with my friend but I couldn’t wait for her. I finished my house chores and came here directly; I found other mothers in the waiting area, as I walked in.”


 

 

 

According to Unicef, nearly half of all deaths in children under 5 are attributable to undernutrition.  This puts children at greater risk of dying from common infections, increases the frequency and severity of such infections, and contributes to delayed recovery.


 

 

 

My daughter cries a lot at night and she had fever, I didn’t know what was wrong with her; today she was diagnosed with generalized oedema,” says Mama Saciyo

 

 

 

Poor nutrition in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life can also lead to stunted growth, which is irreversible and associated with impaired cognitive ability and reduced school and work performance.


 

 

 

“I hope to see improvement, Yusuf was given plumpy nut and Vitamin A, he doesn’t eat well,” says Yusuf’s mother.

 

 

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