Malnutrition: International Aid Group Establishes Feeding Centre in Maiduguri

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Nahimat Adekoga

An International aid group, Medecins Sans Frontieres has opened another new 50-bed Therapeutic Feeding Centre for the treatment of malnourished children in Maiduguri.

The Field Coordinator for group in Borno state, Cathy Hansens, stated this while opening the new centre at Fori in Jere Local Government Area of the State.

According to her, the new centre brings to three the total number of specialised feeding centres in the city.

She explained that the feeding programme has been impactful, considering the number of children the centre admit and cater for. ’’We are very thankful to see the children improving, playing and running out of our centre healthy”.

The District Head of Maisandanri village, Alhaji Abba Bukar, thanked the group for its efforts and urged parents and guardian to take malnourished children to Fori, Dala and Gwange health centres respectively for medications.

Medecins Sans Frontieres which is also known as Doctors Without Borders, also has a team of community health workers going into the community to test children for malnutrition and speak to parents on the need to enrol their children in the feeding programme.

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