By Anne Fouchard
MOUSSORO, Chad, 27 May 2010 - Radié
Hami holds her baby girl, Achta, close to her as they wait at the new Moussoro
health and nutrition centre. The young mother is accompanied by her husband
and an uncle. It is the nomadic family's first visit to the centre and,
in fact, their first trip to the town.
Achta, 2, has been sick for three months.
Her parents first tried traditional medicine such as melted butter to sooth
her cough. But it didn't work, and Achta kept losing weight. Finally, Ms.
Hami and her husband decided to make the 20 km journey to the nutrition