4-year-old Lopeto during a screening in his village near Naliel in Kapoeta East region, South Sudan. Outreach screenings in Naliel occur once a week, although this is largely dependent on access, with the locations remote and difficult to reach by road, particularly in rainy season.
Lopeto has previously been admitted in the Outpatient Therapeutic Program (OTP). Staff are keen for him to return, and receive a full medical checkup – as there is suspected underlying medical issues.
His mother, Loputiro, has five children. She cultivates sorghum. “The pests have destroyed the crops. Sometimes it is hard to get food; we have to rely on animal blood. My children often feel hungry. My husband looks after animals, and I look after the children and try and find food. It is hard.”
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