Project information

Nutritional Rehabilitation Unit

To alleviate suffering of severely malnourished children in the Kisoro district Uganda, though medical and nutritional care and rehabilitation.

January 2016 - December 2016

Charity information: The Potters Village Trust

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  • Need

    Need

    There are 6.5 million children in Uganda under 5. It sits in the ‘High’ category on the World Food Programme’s hunger map and over 30% of the children under the age of 5 are stunted, irrevocable effects of lack of food. Kisoro District has the highest levels of stunting in Uganda, the effect of long term malnutrition and poverty within a community. We are trying to save lives and improve nutrition in this community, making changes now that will impact future generations.

    Solution

    This project will support families and children by treating them in our Medical Centre during the acute stages of malnutrition. Once stable, the children are then transferred to the NRU for 1 months rehabilitation. During this month the child’s mother stays onsite to care for the child, learn how and what to feed, nutritional cooking techniques, playing and encouraging their child and crop growing and planting techniques.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide quality Nutritional Rehabilitation to the in-patient children

    Activities

    » We will support a highly skilled local team of nurses and Nutritional experts to provide suitable care and appropriate, tailor made rehabilitation.


    Aim 2

    To teach parents and carers of residential children about nutrition, nutrious cooking and crops

    Activities

    » Teaching Parents/Carers about their child's nutritional needs
    » Teaching Parents/Carers , Nutritional cooking techniques
    » Teaching Parents/Carers how to encourage their child through play and teaching
    » Teaching Parents (Mothers) or Carers crop growing and planting techniques to provide good quality food for their family


    Aim 3

    To develop a community nutritional outreach project, to provide education and support.

    Activities

    » To travel to all parts of the district to provide Nutritional education, advice on crop growing and demonstrations of nutritious cooking techniques


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  • Budget

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  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

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