“Amir” is a 15-month-old boy from a mountainous village in western Nepal.
In early December 2019, when Amir fell ill, his mother rushed him a local hospital, desperate to find out what was wrong with her baby. Hospital staff referred them to one of NYF’s Nutritional Rehabilitation Homes, where Amir was identified as suffering from malnutrition.
In disbelief, his mother declared that Amir received two meals every day – in addition to breast-feeding.
She explained that with such a heavy workload at home, she had not been preparing separate dishes for her baby. Instead, Amir ate the same foods that the rest of their family ate – most of which were unhealthy even for adults.
With nutritious food, his mother’s milk, and proper care, Amir quickly recovered, while his mother attended nutrition classes where she learned how to prepare nutritious foods for Amir and the rest of the family. In 25 days, Amir was discharged a happy and healthy boy, and they both returned home.
Overall lack of awareness about the relationship between nutrition and health causes severe malnutrition in so many children in Nepal. As Nepal, like the rest of the world, faces challenges from the COVID-19 virus, the poor and vulnerable are at high risk. Your support to help keep malnourished children alive means even more now. Thank you so much!
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