Blessed Gérard’s Malnutrition Clinic

continues to run smoothly. Unfortunately we have more and more babies referred to us by the local doctors, clinics and social workers. I say "unfortunately", because it is a sad reflection on how needy our society really is. But, on the other hand, I say, "fortunately", because Sr. Nokuthula Thabethe and her team of volunteers are there on behalf of the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard, to assist with the education of the mothers and the monitoring of the progress of the babies involved. At the moment we have more than 30 babies on our cards, which are brought, on a fortnightly basis, to be physically checked, weighed and supplied with enough infant formula milk powder and protein enriched porridge for two weeks consumption. This service is given completely free of charge. Should the children need more specialised or long term help, they would be referred to the relevant authorities, e.g. the social welfare department or a medical specialist or hospital.

This page is part of the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard Newsletter No. 14 (Easter 1998)

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