Deborah Chitsulo is 6-month-old female born on 07 June 2020. Her weight is 5.6kg at the initial assessment on 9 December 2020. This weight puts her below the 5th percentile indicating extreme malnutrition and poor growth. Deborah has a cleft lip and palate, contributing to her malnutrition. At four months of age, Deborah was assessed by Operation Smile and two surgeries were recommended at the age of 6 months and 12 months. Deborah’s Father and Mother are to receive a call this month from Operation Smile to notify them when Deborah is to receive her first operation.
Deborah was born full term without complications except for her cleft lip and palate. Because of her cleft lip and palate she was unable to breast feed and requires bottle feeding with formula. Both Deborah’s mother and father are present in the home but they find it difficult to afford the formula because they have four other children in the household.