This week the VOH Kitwe clinic staff visited us at VOH Luongo to take weight and height measurements of all our children.
Monitoring height and weight shows if a child is growing at a healthy rate. At our Centre, we take a keen interest in the physical well-being of the children in our care. Therefore, we ensure all children’s measurements are recorded annually.
If the records show that a child is not growing, we work with their guardians to ensure they receive extra nutritional support. We also teach the children’s guardians which foods are essential to include in their children’s diets to ensure they are receiving nutrition at home in addition to what they receive at our VOH Centre.