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The colours of life: Detecting malnutrition in Niger

/echo/file/colours-life-detecting-malnutrition-niger_enThe colours of life: Detecting malnutrition in Niger

The Alliance For International Medical Action (ALIMA) is one of the European Commission’s main humanitarian partners in the fight against under-nutrition in the Sahel. With an easy-to-use color-coded bracelet, the organisation is helping mothers in Niger to test their children for malnutrition in order to reduce the number of severely malnourished children arriving at hospitals in critical conditions. The medical humanitarian organisation has so far trained nearly 50 000 mothers in the country.

Rahina, a young mother from the Zinder region of Niger, is one of the participants in the training on malnutrition detection organised by ALIMA. Thanks to this training, she found out that her baby was malnourished, and will now receive the help she needs to treat his condition.

Read more on nutrition assistance funded by the European Commission.

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Last updated 13/07/2016