Support 6,000 Mums & Kids' Health in Sierra Leone

by Health Poverty Action
Support 6,000 Mums & Kids' Health in Sierra Leone
Support 6,000 Mums & Kids' Health in Sierra Leone
Support 6,000 Mums & Kids' Health in Sierra Leone
Support 6,000 Mums & Kids' Health in Sierra Leone
Support 6,000 Mums & Kids' Health in Sierra Leone
Support 6,000 Mums & Kids' Health in Sierra Leone
Support 6,000 Mums & Kids' Health in Sierra Leone
Support 6,000 Mums & Kids' Health in Sierra Leone
Jun 3, 2020

Humu and Bilkish's Story

Humu and Bilkish visit the malnutrition clinic
Humu and Bilkish visit the malnutrition clinic

As we prepare to launch the 'Mama and Pikin Welbodi Project' (meaning 'mother and child health project') in northern Sierra Leone, we revisit the story of a local family who have already benefitted from support to improve their health and nutrition.

Health Poverty Action has worked in the community for many years, training and supporting Community Health Workers and helping parents to safeguard their families' health. 

Humu is 20 years old, and is mother to one-year-old Bilkish. Humu tells us: “I was walking around the village with my daughter. The Community Health Worker saw me and my daughter and he told me about the service for malnourished children...I was worried before – I was going door to door seeking advice. My Aunty had to console me and calm me down. I was so worried for my daughter’s life. Her body was getting smaller and smaller.”

The health workers at Humu's local health centre assessed and provided emergency nutritional supplements for Bilkish, to help her regain a healthy weight. They continued to advise Humu, so she can ensure that Bilkish receives a balanced and healthy diet. 

When I ask her about her hopes for her daughter’s future she smiles: “First she will have to go to school! But after she finishes school my prayer is that she will be a minister of this country. I have a strong feeling she will be a minister.”

Your support means that we can continue to work with families like Humu's, so they can give their children the best possible start in life. You can find out more about our current work responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Africa here: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/act-to-prevent-coronavirus-spread-in-east-africa/

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