Mali: Acute malnutrition among children: the “didégué” a solution to fight against the disease

By Malijet – Date: March 17, 2016

Malnutrition in MaliThe clinical results of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry of “didégué” (honey dough in Bambara) demonstrated its effectiveness in the treatment of acute malnutrition in children. The result of this study for three years by the Equinut project was returned on the last Thursday in the St. Elisabeth hall of the Catholic mission of Kita.

It was during a regional conference to share the results. Initiated by the Aga Khan Foundation and funded by the French Development Agency, the project was to develop a food for the fight against malnutrition from the “didégué”.

The ceremony was attended by the prefect of Kita; Project Leader Dr. Kadia Maiga and Ibrahim Diallo, communications officer at the Aga Khan Foundation.

This meeting allowed representatives of the beneficiary communities, the decentralized services of the state and health authorities, to discuss the new opportunities that the didégé offers the region in the fight against evil.

One of the beneficiaries of the project announced that didégé is very effective in the fight against malnutrition.

“We were trained in the recognition of malnutrition and the manufacture of didégé, and we are committed to use the knowledge gained to prevent disease, “she said.

For its part, the prefect stressed that it should have more of malnutrition in Kita because, he said, this product is available to the whole community.

Recall that the results show that “didégué” will cure malnutrition. And it appears from studies that the energy value of “tikèdegué” (peanut butter) is identical to that of the “didégué”.


Source: Malijet

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