In northeast Nigeria, it’s a race against time to reach and treat children with severe acute malnutrition.
A doctor examined 9-month old Mohammed, by weighing him and measuring his upper arm circumference. The doctor picked up immediately that Mohammed was suffering from severe acute malnutrition.
During the past year, close to than 7,000 children with severe acute malnutrition were admitted to nutrition treatment sites. 95 % of these children recovered.