Arua, 3rd July 2018. Action Against Hunger or AAH nutritionist says number of cases on malnutrition in Bidi Bidi refugee camps have reduced compared to the first days of influx.
Kamazoba Clair says some immigrants were badly malnourished when they arrived to Uganda because some of them moved for days and months with nothing to eat.
The refugees had to be screened for identification of malnourished, after they received first aid and those malnourished were immediately admitted on different programs.
She says her organization has found new prevention mechanisms to curb cases of malnutrition and that the measure has contributed to thirty percent decrease in cases.
A Pregnant woman, Jessica Kiden, expresses her satisfactory on the services offered by the clinic to pregnant women and their children to avoid being malnourish.
She says the porridge is enriched with minerals which gives energy and keeps them healthy.
A lactating mother Aneno Shan Patricia narrates that when she was pregnant she felt her body was lacking a lot and decided to visit the clinic to get some treatment.
The mother explains that she was put through feeding program offered at the health center and started to experience positive changes to her body health wise.
According to USAID malnutrition reports of Uganda this year over two million children less than five years indicating 29 percent suffer from stunting which is low height-for-age.
The report states that stunting may occur to a child if he is growing under limited provision of food, health, and care.