The Community Health Workers wasted no time. They referred Barey to Save the Children’s Stabilisation Centre where Salma was admitted.
When she was admitted, Salma weighed just 5.5 kilos. She was given a feeding tube in her nose and was put on medication to treat her pneumonia. Just two days later, she was showing signs of improvement, and when she began taking milk again, her feeding tube was removed. After eight days, she was sitting up by herself and eating again.
Salma and Barey stayed at the Centre for 12 days. By the time they left, Salma was a different child.