Feed hungry children in Kenya

 
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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!

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Angelo Tomedi

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Albuquerque, New Mexico United States

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