Bibanesi with a worthy contribution decided to back the Enaate project which:
Despite the fact that there are 168 health facilities in this area, called Segene, in most cases they are very short of staff, medicines and medical-sanitary aids.
Thanks to this, we’ve been able to cure 223 new-born babies (less than 2 months old) and 19.602 children (from 2 months to 5 years old).
Supplementary doses of Vitamin A, Zinc, Iron and folates are essential in order to reduce growth retardation in children. We help make up for dietary deficiencies of foodstuffs like vegetables and animal proteins, which are often too costly or simply unavailable locally.
Vermifugal medicines are also extremely important when fighting child malnutrition, as they destroy intestinal parasites that feed off the same nutrients a child needs.
Stabilization centres: outpatient’s clinics to cure chronic malnutrition and other illnesses that require intensive medical care.
In the stabilization centres, children suffering from malnutrition are given therapeutic powdered milk, a life-saving treatment, given twice a day until the child recovers his or her appetite and returns to normal weight.
After this phase, the children are given Plumpy’Nut: this ready-to-use product contains powdered milk and peanuts, as well as all the nutritional elements required to cure malnutrition.
We consigned the first supply of micronutrients, supplements and basic medicines specifically to cure malnutrition to both community health workers and to 3 children’s nutritional stabilization centres, as well as specialized malnutrition units in the health facilities.
Thanks to this effort we managed to cure 686 children suffering from moderate or chronic malnutrition with no complications using ad hoc treatment; we also cured 121 children suffering from chronic malnutrition with complications and therefore in immediate mortal danger admitting them and their mothers to the nutritional stabilization centres.
They are essential to save the lives of children.