Sylverie Nyirahabimana from Kinyababa sector in Burera district has revealed that she has a malnourished Child who has had the problem for about two years.
The 5 year old child now at Butaro hospital has a swollen body especially the cheeks and his physical appearance makes one think he is three years old.
Nyirahabimana claims that the cause of malnutrition is a unique case to her child because her two other children are healthy.
Dr Jéréon Claude Nigene Ntibabaza, Butaro Hospital doctor asserts that this child has no other problems apart from malnutrition. He confirmed that the child was not given much care by the mother before but he will recover after he is fed balanced foods.
Here at the hospital, the child is being given good milk and balanced diet that will help him recover very fast, explains Dr. Ntibabaza
The local leadership adds that some children suffer from malnutrition not because their parents have no food but because they do not know how to prepare balanced diet for their children.
That’s why in every part of Rwanda, Igikoni program will be started in every cell so that parents gather and learn how to prepare well balanced diet for their children.