“Tackling Malnutrition ” Training of Patient experts

  • Beautiful handicraft : some of the products of our groups
  • Meeting of Patient Experts (PE). A PE having experienced a psycho-social challenge is best placed to offer peer support to affected persons.) NOUSPR has 45 such PEs with plans to enlist many more country wide.
  • Students of Kigali International School have fun making Chapati (handy snack), during a cultural tour in Mageragere sector , Kicukiro District
  • NOUSPR chairperson Shemus Murakatete visits Gatunda class of literacy and vocational skills, Nyagatare District. At Gatunda , former street kids are mobilized by NOUSPR and taught to read and write as well as sewing classes
  • Street kids from Kabeza neighbourhood waiting for goodies during day of the African child
  • All smiles after NOUSPR delivered sewing machines for livelihood support
“HEALTH TRAINING” Training of Patient Experts to tackle malnutrition (poor feeding). NOUSPR places much value on promoting appropriate nutrition among people with psycho social disabilities in Rwanda. The reason is that affected persons as well as children  of the affected parents are at risk of poor feeding. The logic being an affected person or child of such a person will not access meals consistently. In case of a baby under two years, the affected mother will not be able to ensure that the baby breast feeds properly-that is for a minimum number of times daily and for adequate duration.

The training was organized by NOUS PR and  was supported by Gardens for Health International.
NUTRITION. The patient experts learnt what  health nutrition is and why it is important to eat food with all food nutrients like carbohydrates, proteins , vitamins and fats.  One point that was stressed is that a household does not need to be financially sound to have nutritious meals. The trainer pointed out the meaning of different colors of various foodstuff: green like vegetables and cabbages as (to fighting diseases ) white such as Cassava, Maize (Energy giving food  ) while Pink as in Eggs and Meat(Body building foods). Finally P.Es were trained how to prepare a well balanced diet meal in short period of time possible.
MALNUTRITION: There was the explanation of the some the signs of the malnutrition.
• Having red eyelids
• Swollen feet, fingers, stomach(belly)
• Being extra thin
• Body weakness

shopping activity NOUSPR

shopping activity NOUSPR

H1.2 Nutrition-1 Pot (KRW)v4 (1)

cooking with time

Finally the patient experts did the practical cooking and organising a balanced meal

practice

practice