Healing our World by David Morley
Miquel Sitjar
In February 2007, an assessment by the World Food Programme in the Karamoja district of north-eastern Uganda revealed that 20 per cent of those surveyed were suffering acute malnutrition. MSF teams opened a mobile therapeutic and supplementary feeding programme for children under five in the district, with eight locations for food distribution and treatment and a stabilisation centre at the district hospital. Between July and December, 159 severely malnourished and 2,698 moderately malnourished children were treated, with 284 hospitalised at the stabilisation centre.