24 therapeutic milk sachets

When babies or young children are extremely malnourished they cannot tolerate normal food. Therapeutic milk contains the specific balance of energy, fats, protein and minerals that is needed by acutely malnourished children. As much a medicine as a food, it is provided in clinics and saves the lives of the most vulnerable children.

Give the gift of nutrition.

Surviving Malnutrition in Mali  

Aminata is being fed a therapeutic milk sachet by her mother
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Aminata, a 12 month old infant is sitting in her mother, Issa’s lap, feeding on a therapeutic milk sachet to receive the vital nutrients she needs to regain her strength and health.  
“I was scared of losing her. She was
sleeping all the time and she wasn't playing.
She didn't even have the energy to cry. ” 
In Mali, feeding one’s child has proven to be very difficult, especially for mothers who are sick or unable to breastfeed. Just in Timbuktu, the number of children affected by severe acute malnutrition is so critical it’s recognised by the World Health Organisation to be above the emergency threshold.

This ready to use infant formula is especially critical during COVID-19 as it provides children with the nutrients and strength to prevent undernutrition and other dangerous diseases. This is why UNICEF believes investing in nutrition is vital to preventing critical health complications and securing a child’s future.