At the beginning of October, Ivan joined us at our emergency care centre. We collected him from hospital where he was abandoned on a bench outside before spending three weeks there as he was suffering from malnutrition and malaria. When he came to Malaika he was still severely malnourished, at just over half the normal weight for a child his age.
The children who arrive at Malaika often have serious health problems which we can’t predict. Our nurses gave Ivan round the clock specialist care to bring him back to strength. He’s much healthier and has put on so much weight he’s almost unrecognisable from the little boy who first arrived.
Emmanuel collecting Ivan from Hospital
Our team provide life-saving care every day. Another little boy recently needed surgery after his carers noticed he was struggling to breath properly. It cost £125 for his treatment – a relatively small amount - but it was a quarter of our monthly medical budget. We need your help so that when emergencies like this happen we can act fast.