Baby Haseena


Baby Haseena
Baby Haseena on her 12th visit.

Home visit by our Community Mobilizer

Shifa (name changed) lives in the sprawling Bainganwadi slums in northeastern Mumbai, and sits right behind the Deonar garbage dumping ground. Shifa is married to Zeeshan (name changed) Shah who works as a tailor for a small company earning approximately Rs. 7,000 per month.

Baby Haseena (name changed) is the youngest of Shifa’s 6 children (2 boys and 4 girls) and was referred to Action Against Hunger by an Anganwadi worker. Haseena was brought to the center on 11/12/2017 when she was 5 months old. Her height was 57.1 cm, weight was 3.4 kg and MUAC was 86 mm with no edema, she was suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) with SD < -3.

Haseena has been visiting the Outpatient Therapeutic center for 12 weeks now. Her general weight gain trend has been good, except for a couple of weeks when she suffered from diarrhea, high fever and pneumonia in her 2nd, 7th and 11th week of treatment respectively. All through those weeks, she was continuously monitored by our staff through home visits and assistance during hospitalization.

On her 12th visit, her health had improved considerably; height was 60 cm, weight 4.2 kg and MUAC 95 mm. Her mother was very happy with the improvement in Haseena’s health. Haseena is still under treatment in our program and is on her way to recovery.


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