15 November 2022

RUTF Curbs Malnutrition and Saves Children Lives

Malnutrition in Yemen is one of the first causes of child mortality with approximately 2.2 million children under the age of five suffering from acute malnutrition. Of these, more than half a million suffer from severe acute malnutrition and are struggling to survive. In partnership with USAID and its Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA),…, Treatment of Malnutrition at home, RUTF - a paste made of peanuts, sugar, milk powder, oil, vitamins, and minerals - is palatable, soft, and energy-rich food that provides ample nutrients for malnourished children to help them recover in their own homes and communities rather than in a health facility. “Ready-to-use therapeutic food has proven very effective in addressing severe…, Risk of malnutrition, Most children in Yemeni villages are threatened by malnutrition and other diseases, and they often struggle to recover. UNICEF, with partners, has been providing life-saving help for these children.  Fortunately, Ishraq was able to bring her son to the UNICEF-supported Al-Khatabiah Health Center because it is only a ten-minute walk from their home…, Raising parents’ awareness, adwan Haykal, the nutrition supervisor, also educates parents on the importance of children hygiene and urges them to bring their children for malnutrition screening even if they look healthy. “Parents feel so happy when they see their children recover after receiving the RUFT provided by UNICEF,” he notes. UN0722210 Dr. Radwan is concluding a…