Global Health Partnerships Inc

Global Health Partnerships (GHP) is an organization of medical professionals and other volunteers who work as partners with local organizations, Ministries of Health, and local health care providers to improve the health and well-being of the poor. GHP provides humanitarian aid, medication and supplies, and medical services and training of local health workers .
Aug 5, 2012

Breast milk is best...but sometimes not available!

Baby Kuvuthi
Baby Kuvuthi

In rural Kenya, nearly all mothers breastfeed their babies. But there are some exceptions. Baby Kuvuthi (photo) has a mother who suffers from a serious mental illness and is unable to breastfeed. Kuvuthi’s grandmother takes care of her but cannot afford to buy infant formula, which is expensive and only available in the distant cities.

Ndunge Mutisya’s baby (photo) is not breastfed because Ndunge died shortly after giving birth, leaving the newborn and 5 other children in the care of the grandmother, who also is too poor to buy formula.

These infants are being fed an infant formula provided by Global Health Partnerships (GHP) as part of the child nutrition project. Careful education and follow-up are essential to avoid the recurrent diarrhea that can be a fatal complication of formula feeding of infants in resource-poor settings in Africa. Your donations feed hungry children in Kenya, mostly to treat child malnutrition, but occasionally infant formula is the life-saver.  

Grandmother caring for Nndunge
Grandmother caring for Nndunge's baby
Apr 13, 2012

Treating vitamin deficiency and malnutrition

Wambua with malnutrition and rickets
Wambua with malnutrition and rickets

Wambua (photo) is a young child who stopped walking and playing when his bone pain became severe. The pains in his bones and joints started months ago, but when he could no longer walk his mother carried him to the Global Health Partnerships (GHP) village outreach clinic. He was clearly underweight and malnourished, but he also had the tell-tale signs of the bone deformities that are caused by rickets due to a deficiency of vitamin D. This diagnosis was confirmed with bone X-rays arranged by GHP. Treatment has been started with high doses of vitamin D and calcium, as well as the therapeutic feeding needed for recovery from malnutrition. Wambu has started to walk and play again, but he will require a prolonged course of treatment, which is being supervised in the village by the Mutinda, the local community health worker (also seen in the photo).

Vitamin deficiencies are a complication of hunger and malnutrition that require identification and treatment to avoid serious growth and development problems for these children. Your donations provide the essential vitamins and supplements, as well as the nutritious food, that make this work possible.

Over 95% of the donations that GHP receives go directly into program services!

Dec 14, 2011

With your help, no hunger for the holidays

Regina
Regina

Regina and Beatrice (see photos) are bright young girls who have recovered from malnutrition thanks to your generous support. They are among the many survivors of the devastation problem of child malnutrition who have been treated in the Global Health Partnerships (GHP) therapeutic feeding program.

Food insecurity is a daily challenge for families in this part of drought-prone Kenya. The volunteer community health workers (CHWs) who were trained by GHP weigh and measure young children in the villages so that children like Regina and Beatrice can be helped with a feeding program before they succumb to severe illness or death. Monitoring of child growth is done in the villages as well as the clinic. More children continue to be added to the feeding program, but others “graduate” and live healthy, active and productive lives.  

Hunger does not take a vacation for the holidays. GHP will continue to feed the hungry, treat the malnourished and ill, and monitor their progress during the holidays and throughout the year with your support. Over 95% of the donations that GHP receives go directly into program services!

Beatrice
Beatrice
A family receiving food with your help
A family receiving food with your help
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