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Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard

Blessed Gérard's Malnutrition Clinic

Severe malnutrition in early childhood leads to permanent brain damage.

Our founder member, the medical practitioner Dr. Thabethe  from Sundumbili and his wife Nokuthula, a qualified nursing sister, have initiated a project by which we look after malnourished children.

In our clinic we

  • counsel the mothers and
  • teach them how to care for their children properly.

We examine the children, weigh them and keep exact records of their progress.
Where poverty is the reason for malnutrition and breast feeding is not sufficient or impossible we give them milk, baby food and protein - enriched porridge free of charge.

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