The road to rehab
Each year, ACFS nurtures 100 malnourished pre-schoolers back to health at our Malnutrition Rehabilitation Centres in Zola and Alexander.
Nursing sisters perform a baseline assessment of each child’s weight and history when they are admitted. The children then begin receiving three meals and snacks a day, and food parcels are sent home to their families.
Our sisters follow up with regular checks to track their progress and ensure that our interventions are having the desired effect.
“Our intervention is not only about feeding – it is holistic," explains ACFS Executive Director, Phindile Hlalele.
"We do home visits to monitor if the families are sustaining themselves with food gardens, and check to see how they’re using social grants. We encourage families to save R50 per month for each child’s education,” she adds.