Nutrition check up using MUAC measurement
Centre Marembo through its mission of transforming the lives, has been working hard to improve the nutrition status of not only the direct beneficiaries of the center but also creating awareness to the rest of community aiming at healthy and happy family.
Our activities have been focused on training our staff who, in their daily doings, work with the young girls victims of abuse, teen and pre-teen mothers, and pregnant teens with their babies accommodated at Centre Marembo to make sure that they are able to identify each one’s nutrition requirements and special diet.
As we receive children with various background including former street girls, and victims of HIV/AIDS, they need more attention to recover from sufferings resulted from past bad experience and nutrition is one of the core components of health and wellbeing pillar we focus on.
Nutrition check up
The new 23 young girls brought at the center have been checked to see their nutrition status and the other children also checked to make sure that they are improving or need special diet.
Special diet food
Even if the findings from nutrition check up shows that no serious malnutrition problems registered, the teen mothers and pregnant teens and pre-teens required special diet food as well as the victims of HIV/AIDS and other serious health problems and the children with diet restriction.
With the contribution from GlobalGiving and other partners, we could provide our beneficiaries in need with diet food depending on each one’s health status and problems.
Since the centre Marembo beneficiaries are the part of the community, we remain convinced that we have to extend our strategies beyond the center to help the community. We have trained the youth volunteers in nutrition who are carrying out community outreach program by educating the community what is malnutrition, how to prevent and the special needs for them to fight against underweight, anemia and stunting which are 9%, 38% and 37% respectively at the national level according The 2016/17 findings by Rwanda Demographic and Health Survey (RDHS).
Pregnant teens provided with diet food
Daily porridge for babies mixed with milk
Sports for a better health
Babies whose mothers accomodated at Centre Marembo