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CTDL 145: Slum diaries

I have nothing pithy to say about these diaries kept by medical staff in Sierra Leone’s slums. It just bears contemplating, and acting upon.

It has been really busy as we have started the distribution of a corn-soya blend for malnourished children.

So mothers have been bringing their children under the age of five for screening: we measure their height, their weight and the circumference of their arm.
If they fall below 80% of the minimum weight for their age, we put them on the feeding programme.

[From BBC NEWS | Africa | Diary: Sierra Leone slum medic]


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