Sundumbili, kwaZulu/Natal, Republic of South Africa
Severe malnutrition in early childhood leads to permanent brain damage.
Our founder member, the medical practitioner Dr. Thabethe from Sundumbili and his wife Nokuthula, a
qualified nursing sister, have initiated a project by which we look after malnourished
children. In our clinic we
counsel the mothers and
teach them how to care for their children properly.
We examine the children,
weigh them and
keep exact records of their progress.
Where poverty is the reason for malnutrition and breast feeding is not sufficient or
impossible we give them
baby food and
protein - enriched porridge
free of charge.
Venue: St. Benedict's Roman Catholic Church Hall, Sundumbili
Time: Saturdays at 10 a.m.
Age of the infants: from birth up to five years
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