YOUNG REPORTER – Breast milk is the only and best food an infant needs during his/her first six months. After this, it is recommended to continue breastfeeding up to the age of 2.
Théophile Bansimba, UNICEF Nutrition Specialist, answers our questions about the importance of breastfeeding and the current situation in DRC
TESTIMONY – I breastfed my baby exclusively for the first six months and I’m very happy about it. I wasn’t always supported in this process. I had to rely on myself to succeed.
KASAI – As peace progressively returned to the territory, communities gradually returned to their villages. Interventions were carried out by UNICEF to support their resettlement and, at first sight, the situation seems to be restored.
PHOTO STORY – In Kasai, more than one in ten children may die from the consequences of malnutrition. In response, UNICEF is supporting health centres to treat malnourished children.
NUTRITION – Two weeks ago, Sifa was rushed to the Heal Africa Hospital in Goma, North Kivu province. The 12-year-old girl was suffering from severe acute malnutrition with complications.
COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE – Cette contribution a pour objectif de contribuer à réduire la prévalence de la malnutrition chronique chez les enfants de moins de cinq ans ainsi que de subvenir aux besoins nutritionnels de 12.000 femmes enceintes et allaitantes et 12.000 enfants de 6-23 mois.
BLOG – “Today I take my three children to see the nurse at the health center every month even when they are not sick. I know their weight and they are all healthy thanks to the advice I receive at every meeting.”
NUTRITION – In Bunyakiri, the community was benefitting for more than a decade from emergency interventions, leading to a kind of dependence.
PRESS RELEASE – In a stark warning, three UN agencies – FAO, UNICEF and WFP – say time is running out to save hundreds of thousands of lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo.