Feed hungry children in Kenya

 
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Feed hungry children in Kenya

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A child with malnutrition in Kisesini

A child with malnutrition in Kisesini
Wambua Kangaa was brought to Kisesini Clinic by her mother because of weight loss. At 11 monthsof age, Wambua weighs only 12 lbs. Her mother walked a long distance from her village to bring her to the Kisesini Clinic in the hope of a cure for her illness – the illness of hunger. (view small | med | large | orig)

Weighing a child in Kisesini Clinic

Weighing a child in Kisesini Clinic
The Kisesini clinic provides primary care for children, including immunizations and treatment of illness. Assessing the growth and the nutrition status of every child is an important part of every checkup. (view small | med | large | orig)

Nurse Nicholas Mutuku with a mother and child

Nurse Nicholas Mutuku with a mother and child
This healthy child was spared the HIV infection that her mother had during her pregnancy because of the prevention efforts of the clinic. Global Health Partnerships provided food supplements for the child and her mother. Both of them are now healthy and well-nourished. (view small | med | large | orig)

Children without parents

Children without parents
Some children in this part of Kenya are orphans because of AIDS. Others, like the children in the photo, are simply abandoned and live on their own. The 14 year old boy in this photo cooks meals for the others (when food is available), before and after school. Global Health Partnerships provides food for them (and other services), and for other children in a similar situation. (view small | med | large | orig)

Food distribution for the hungry

Food distribution for the hungry
Nurse Nicholas Mutuku and Dr. Angelo Tomedi (President of Global Health Partnerships) deliver food aid to children and their mother who are living with AIDS and have no source of income. Good nutrition is a very important part of treatment for AIDS, but many AIDS patients, children and adults, are going hungry and suffer from malnutrition as well as AIDS. (view small | med | large | orig)

GHP volunteer working in Kisesini Clinic

GHP volunteer working in Kisesini Clinic
Dr. Ruth O’Keefe is a volunteer physician for Global Health Partnerships (GHP). In this photo she is providing primary care for patients in Kisesini clinic. All GHP volunteers, including healthcare professionals, pay all of their own expenses for the Kenya visits. They help with training of local staff as well as direct patient care. (view small | med | large | orig)

Volunteer work in Kisesini clinic

Volunteer work in Kisesini clinic
Donna Tully, PAC is a USA volunteer, and Lina Wanjiru is a Kenya volunteer, working for Global Health Partnerships in Kisesini clinic. (view small | med | large | orig)

Nutrition education for community health workers

Nutrition education for community health workers
In this photo Dr. Angelo Tomedi, President of Global Health Partnerships, and a Kenyan public health worker are participating in a nutrition education program for community health workers (CHWs). The Kisesini Community Health Project serves 75 villages, with 2 CHWs for each village. Their work includes nutrition education and counseling for the prevention of childhood malnutrition, as well as malaria and diarrhea prevention, among other health care tasks. (view small | med | large | orig)

Village mothers with children waiting to be weighe

Village mothers with children waiting to be weighe
A nutrition survey of the villages arranged by Global Health Partnerships found an alarmingly high rate of childhood malnutrition. A village outreach project evaluates the nutritional state of young children and food supplements are provided for the children who are most severely affected. (view small | med | large | orig)
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Angelo Tomedi

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Albuquerque, New Mexico United States

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