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ALIMA1 day ago
📰 Screening for and treating malnutrition during a pandemic:

Discover how ALIMA's MUAC for Mothers program, which enables mothers to detect the first signs of malnutrition in their children at home, is proving more relevant than ever in the context of this pandemic. ⤵
https://alima.ngo/en/blog/2021/01/22/muac-for-mothers-a-strategy-to-better-screen-for-malnutrition-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/
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ALIMA4 days ago
🚨 With the arrival of the second wave in Africa, we must all increase our vigilance to control the spread of COVID-19 🦠. To limit the spread of the virus within our health centers, we are ensuring that safety measures are respected by health workers, visitors, and patients.
Take care of yourself and those around you.

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These images were taken at the University Hospital Center (CHU) of Bogodogo, where we work.

Sahara Nana, a hygienist, checks the temperature of visitors at the entrance to the center and Donald Compaoré, a medical student, is being tested by his nurse colleague Adama Siemdé.

©📸 Olympia de Maismont / ALIMA
ALIMA
ALIMA6 days ago
41,770: that's the number of children admitted to and treated at ALIMA's therapeutic nutritional units in Chad 🇹🇩 in 2020.

Within these units, our teams provide free treatment for children under the age of 5 suffering from severe acute malnutrition.
In this picture, a mother has brought her malnourished child for a consultation: she has been screened for malnutrition and will receive appropriate treatment.

© 📸 Mamadou Diop / ALIMA
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ALIMA1 week ago
👨‍🔬 Remaining vigilant in the face of COVID-19

Boukary Ouedraogo, supervisor of the hygienists of the ALIMA/KEOOGO/ SOS Médecins Burkina Faso consortium at Bogodogo University Hospital (Burkina Faso 🇧🇫) highlights the difficulties encountered at the center and the importance of spreading good practices.

"Visitors are not always aware of the danger. But above all, when they visit their sick family member - after a favorable opinion from the doctor - they forget to respect the measures explained: social distancing, limited duration of the visit."

At the beginning of the crisis, Boukary had some difficulties with his community because it was frowned upon to work in a COVID center. "Rejection was systematic," he recalls. "Some people didn't believe in the virus, and today some don't believe in it anymore. But it is still very present," insists Boukary Ouedraogo.
ALIMA
ALIMA2 weeks ago
✨ Educational discussion is an opportunity to raise awareness as a group. This activity, aimed at mothers, is essential for passing on good practices and advice on the fight against malnutrition and malaria.

At the Cherifla Health Center (Bamako, Mali 🇲🇱), supported by ALIMA and its partner AMCP-SP, mothers who visit for consultations or to have their babies vaccinated attend informational sessions. Organized and led by community leaders, these sessions aim to raise awareness of and prevent childhood illnesses and malnutrition.

© Seyba Keita / ALIMA
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ALIMA2 weeks ago
👩‍⚕️ Espérance Kavira Kavota is a nurse at ALIMA. She was part of the response to the tenth Ebola epidemic, which affected the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo 🇨🇩 , from August 2018 to June 2020.

She now works in the General Reference Hospital in Beni, in the operating room. Dressed in her protective equipment, she is preparing to assist in an operation.

📸 © Pamela Tulizo / ALIMA
1 day ago
📰 Screening for #malnutrition during a #pandemic:
Discover how the MUAC for Mothers program, which allows mothers to detect the first signs of malnutrition in their children, is more relevant than ever in the context of this pandemic. ⤵
https://t.co/LneBIqqWfs
4 days ago
Second wave- #COVID19 🦠
The number of cases is increasing in West Africa: we must maintain our efforts to limit the spread of the #virus. Let's make sure that health measures are respected, for health workers, visitors, and patients. Take care of yourself and those around you. https://t.co/bgg5PC87JB
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6 days ago
👉41,770: this is the number of children admitted and treated in #Chad 🇹🇩 in the therapeutic nutritional units supported by our teams in 2020. We provide free treatment for children under 5 suffering from severe acute malnutrition.

📸© Mamadou Diop / ALIMA https://t.co/Kob050W6vs
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1 week ago
[Remaining vigilant in the face of #COVID19]
"Visitors do not always have a sense of danger... When they visit their sick relative, they forget to respect the safety measures."
Boukary Ouedraogo, hygienist at Bogodogo University Hospital (Burkina Faso🇧🇫) underlines difficulties. https://t.co/eVqMfR6tWR
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2 weeks ago
#Malnutrition in #Mali 🇲🇱: raising awareness for better care. Thanks to educational discussion sessions, the ALIMA/AMCP-SP teams can meet with mothers and discuss good nutrition and hygiene practices for their children. https://t.co/36Nb7yJy8X ALIMA_ORG photo
2 weeks ago
✨Espérance Kavira Kavota has been a nurse at ALIMA since 2018.
After participating in the #Ebola response, she now works at the General Reference Hospital of Beni ( #DRC).
Dressed in her protective equipment, she is about to assist with an operation
© Pamela Tulizo / ALIMA https://t.co/Fvw8q9EbTV
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