Health & Nutrition

Sunday 30 April 2023

Save the Children undertakes its FIRST EMERGENCY C- SECTION at Mahama Refugee Camp!

The medical team paused for the photo with the new mother

This week, in Save the Children’s newly opened Medicalized Health Center in the Mahama Refugee Camp II, the first three cesarean operations were performed successfully by the medical team. 

Thursday 8 December 2022

Save the Children’s nutrition services saved Amanda* s life

Amanda*, 3 years old, lives with her family and two siblings in the Mahama refugee camp. When Amanda* was 12 months old, she suffered from severe acute malnutrition associated with a digestive disorder.

“When my child was 12 months old, she started refusing to eat certain foods like rice, beans, and vegetables. This affected her growth and ability to gain weight,” says Suzan, * Amanda*’s mother.

Monday 16 November 2020

Children in Mahama Camp given a healthy start in life

Save the Children provides maternal, newborn and child healthcare services for Burundian refugees living in Mahama Refugee Camp. Among its interventions, Save the Children implements an Infant and Young Child
Feeding (IYCF) program. The IYFC program provides vulnerable children including orphans, neglected babies, and children whose mothers are unable to breastfeed with infant formula, fresh food and wet nursing in some cases. In addition, Save the Children provides education, counselling, breastfeeding awareness and mobilization.

Monday 19 October 2015

Save the Children kick-off workshop of the Maternal Child Survival Program (MCSP) in Rwanda.

Save the Children Rwanda conducted a kick-off workshop for the new health program, Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP).
MCSP is a global USAID Cooperative Agreement to introduce and support high impact health interventions with the ultimate goal of ending preventable child and maternal deaths in Rwanda.