While the world continues to operate through lockdown, Open Arms Infant Homes continue to work hard to provide the vital services that children in our care require.
Of course, in lockdown, our operating procedures are very different, but our commitment to supporting a child's right to survival and development by providing life-changing care remains stronger than ever.
Since March this year, we've continued to welcome babies for vital care. The stories below are just some of the lives you're supporting.
Meet Managochi twins Atupele and Chisomo!
New to the lockdown family are twins Atupele and Chisomo Samu. Born on 27th March 2020 in Mpaliro Village, the twins first came to us in July after spending some time in hospital for malnutrition.
Currently, five months old, when Aputele and Chisomo came to us, they were severely malnourished, and at this stage and so early in their development, their mother could no longer provide the care the twins needed due to her own health problems.
Open Arms is currently providing the safe and secure environment that the twins need. With our team's help, the twins will grow fast and soon become fit enough to return to their wider family one day, where we can provide ongoing support at home.
Giving Judith the right to survival
We welcomed Judith Meya to Blantyre House on 21st May 2020, weighing 6lbs 8oz.
Born on 17th December 2019, Judith came to Open Arms very sickly and malnourished, after receiving treatment in Zomba Central Hospital for mouth wounds and eye infection in her right eye.
Judith is currently being looked after in our isolation area within Blantyre Infant Home to help keep her and others safe.
Judith is slowly starting to settle but eating is still difficult, she is gradually gaining weight and is looking so much healthier and has become much more eager to feed!
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