BUJUMBURA January 10th (ABP) – The province of Bujumbura (western Burundi) is full of cases of malnourished children under 5, everywhere in the communes, recognizes the medical director of the health province, Dr. Joël Nibigira.
The field trips in the communes showed that food production is low in households with malnourished children.
Households run by women, family problems such as disagreements between men and women, mothers who do not know how to feed their children a balanced diet, are the factors that are at the base of the increasing rate of malnutrition among women. young children, explained Dr. Nibigira.
However, he recognizes that the administration and the medical staff can combine efforts to remedy the situation and suggests that mothers be empowered, especially in the culinary arts, because all that is needed is found in that province.
The medical director of the health province of Bujumbura also pointed out that social workers can play an important role, in sensitizing households, in order to have children suffering from malnutrition treated in time or to prevent such cases.
According to Dr. Nibigira, the services of the Provincial Directorate of Environment, Agriculture and Livestock can also contribute, arguing that they can teach households, associations or cooperatives, how to diversify crops and teach them. how to consume them.