Don't let Umi die in vain. Child deaths in Africa can be prevented

from The Guardian
Published on 24 Jun 2013 View Original

Baby Umi's battle with malnutrition came to symbolise Kenya's drought crisis. Her death two years on must renew our resolve

Two years ago, in the midst of the worst drought to hit Kenya in decades, I met a little girl called Umi. She was very ill: malnourished, dehydrated, and close to death. She had been spotted by one of our mobile health clinics and rushed to hospital. The struggle of this tiny, frail baby, just three months old and clinging to life by a thread, moved me to tears.

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