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 .
Jan 19, 2017

Fighting hunger of Kenyan children and families

Child hunger and malnutrition is a common problem in the poverty-stricken region of eastern Kenya where GHP has established a therapeutic feeding program. Many of these children would die from poor nutrition and infection if treatment is not started. The first step is to identify the children who need treatment in the isolated villages. GHP has trained a network of volunteer village Community Health Workers (CHWs) who have been weighing and measuring the children and arranging treatment. CHWs also monitor child growth to assess the response to the treatment program. The therapeutic feeding regimen was initiated and the "Feeding Hungry Children in Kenya" project provided the children and their families with a monthly supply of nutritious food. Because of the generosity of donors like you, many children are now thriving and healthy.          

Twenty-four families are enrolled in the GHP program of feeding the poorest and receive a monthly food ration, plus the support needed for their children to stay in school.Many of the hungry malnourished children in the “Feeding Hungry Children in Kenya” project have been found in the outreach clinics that provide vital services for young children in remote villages. In the 3 months since our last report (October, November, and December), 266 children were seen in the GHP outreach clinics. 10 of these young children were treated for malnutrition through the therapeutic feeding program. Immunizations and treatment for worms were also given to the children.

Please send us your comments and suggestions. Tell us if there are aspects of the program for which you would like more detailed information.

Oct 26, 2016

Kenya's poorest children can thrive with your help

Musembi
Musembi

   Because of the extreme poverty of their families, 7 year old Musembi and 5 year old Josephine had a meager diet consisting mostly of small amounts of maize porridge. The meals were not enough to sustain their growth, They became progressively thinner, underweight, and growth stunted. The malnutrition made them prone to serious infections. The dangerously ill children were brought by their mothers to a Global Health Partnerships GHP) outreach clinic. Their infections were treated but equally important their malnutrition was recognized by the staff. The therapeutic feeding regimen was initiated and the "Feeding Hungry Children in Kenya" project provided the children and their families with a monthly supply of nutritious food. Because of the generosity of donors like you, Musembi and Josephine are now thriving, as you can see from their photos. 

  Twenty-four families are enrolled in the GHP program of feeding the poorest and receive a monthly food ration, plus the support needed for their children to stay in school.Many of the hungry malnourished children in the “Feeding Hungry Children in Kenya” project have been found in the outreach clinics that provide vital services for young children in remote villages. In the 3 months since our last report (July, August, and September), 204 children were seen in the GHP outreach clinics. 7 of these young children were treated for malnutrition through the therapeutic feeding program. Immunizations and treatment for worms were also given to the children.

  Please send us your comments and suggestions. What do you find most interesting in the reports? Let us know if there are aspects of the program for which you would like more detailed information.

Josephine
Josephine
Aug 1, 2016

Life's struggles for the poorest in Kenya

Peter with his children in front of their home
Peter with his children in front of their home

Peter lost his wife several years ago and now raises 5 children by himself. He works odd jobs when he can find them and grows some crops on his small plot of farmland. The time required to haul water, gather firewood, cook meals for the children, and provide child care before and after school limits his ability to earn the money he needs for food and school expenses for the children. The plight of Peter and his children was greatly improved when a generous donor offered to pay for a monthly supplemental food ration and the school expenses for the children. Two of the children are in a pre-school, and 3 are in primary school. During a recent Global Health Partnerships (GHP) site visit, Peter expressed his gratitude to the donor for this support, saying “Thank you for the food assistance and for helping me to educate my children.”       

Twenty-four families are enrolled in the GHP program of feeding the poorest and receive a monthly food ration, plus the support needed for their children to stay in school. GHP has identified other families like Peter’s who are in great need of this assistance provided by this project.

GHP has also continued the outreach clinics that provide vital services for young children in remote villages. In the months of May and June 2016 (July information is not yet available), 207 children were seen in the GHP outreach clinics, and 15 of them were treated for malnutrition through the therapeutic feeding program.

Please send us your comments and suggestions. What do you find most interesting in the reports? Let us know if there are aspects of the program for which you would like more detailed information.

Peter
Peter's children
 
   

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