A total of 225 under five years olds thought to be suffering from malnutrition were examined over the course of the day at a temporary clinic set up in a local high school. 10 CNCF staff participated, including four doctors and a nurse. The clinic was held in conjunction with the local branch of The Red Cross who also brought along 12 staff members to help administrate the day-clinic.
Our doctors explained that, in most cases, malnourishment arises due to parents not having adequate knowledge of nutrition and child care. So this was a great opportunity for our doctors to speak directly with the parents about food groups and appropriate child care as many live without the influence of either print or tv media due to financial constraints.