Nutrition Unit at Ekwendeni Hospital

Lukini Phala 3The nutrition unit looks after children who are underweight due to food shortages.  The children are fed Lukina Pala( an enriched maize porridge) and are monitored for weight gain until they are near to normal for their height/age.  They stay at the nutrition unit in Ekwendeni Hospital with a carer – mother, auntie or older sister. The children have little energy to begin with and it is quite boring for the guardians who are desperate to learn all the skills they can including knitting, sewing, cookery, and hygiene.

The carers and children need clothing – childrens sizes for 2-8 year olds, and adults all sizes.  They also need blankets, soap and toiletries.

  • Clothing – childrens sizes 2-8 years and adult
  • Blankets
  • Soap (bar) and toiletries
  • Children’s books, colouring books, pencils, toys
  • Knitting and sewing materials
  • Kitchen utensils

Please label parcel to

Nutrition Unit
Ekwendeni Hospital
Mrs Joyce Mkandwere