|Among the items delivered to the birthing centers were heavy duty baby-weighing scales.|
|Musans holding sign for one the the birthing centers.|
Musans, one of our volunteers, accompanied the Wasaidizi health workers on the trip to deliver the equipment. This is his story:
A mute dumb, orphaned mother lives with her grandmother. She gave birth to a baby. However, food had become a problem. She had to squeeze her breasts and put the milk in a bottle to give to the baby while the mom should pick up the little fish in the brides.
The grandmother did not have knowledge of the impotence of breast milk, no one brought the child to the weight, the poor baby had become dehydrated ready to die. I asked Josephine [the Wasaidizi supervisor] to be able to observe this case to learn a lesson.
Joséphine asked Saria kipili, our Kafwa, to take care of the baby immediately so that the child would be saved .... A few hours later, the child resumed his life. Josephine took this opportunity to teach the importance of breast milk and the importance of bringing children to the weigh-in. This will allow to know the curve of the evolution of the health of the baby.