Child H.I.

HI’s seriously ill mother had been trawled from clinic to clinic, and then to Kilimbe Hospital trying to find out what was wrong with her.  Finally, at Kagando Hospital, she was diagnosed with a severe strain of malaria that typically affects or is associated with cattle, but medication arrived too late.  HI’s father – a casual labourer – was forced to take a younger daughter out of school to look after the baby.  The family was one of those evacuated from Mpokya and squatting in an area environmentally unsuitable for 8 month old HI.  The Child & Family Protection unit brought him to NOTDEC in March 20XX.

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