Home made nutritional supplements supported by Fundraising in the UK
Massive thanks to Sadie for her ongoing support of this project!
Severe Acute Malnutrition is one of the most common conditions seen on the paediatric ward in Masanga. According to UNICEF one in three under 5 year olds are stunted in Sierra Leone and nearly 200,000 per year suffer from malnutrition. The mainstay of treatment is a careful refeeding regimen using high protein supplements, most commonly a peanut butter style chew bar lovingly branded "Plympy'Nut". Stock of these supplements relies on government or charity supply which, if interrupted, can seriously hinder recovery.
With this programme high calorie, protein rich supplements are made using readily available produce by some of the wonderful women in Masanga. It removes the hospital's reliance on external providers and aims to ensure that malnourished children on the ward don't miss out on their vital meals.