Apr 9, 2018

Feeding Hungry Children in remote Kenyan villages

In the clinics in remote villages of rural eastern Kenya children are weighed and measured to assess their nutritional status. The malnourished children are given the therapeutic food “Plumpy’nut” and their families are provided with a monthly food ration. Many of the affected children would die from poor nutrition and infection in the absence of appropriate treatment. Because of the generosity of donors like you, many malnourished children are recovering and healthy.  

GHP sponsors two outreach clinics each month, with 80-90 children seen in each clinic. The nutrition status of these children is assessed and the malnourished children are treated in the therapeutic feeding program. Immunizations and treatment for worms are also given. Village Community Health Workers monitor the growth of these children in order to insure close follow-up. Also, 24 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.

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Jan 10, 2018

Feeding hungry children in outreach clinics

The Kenyan nurse and GHP-trained Community Health Workers continue to conduct outreach clinics to the most remote villages to who check the nutrition status of the children. Many of the affected children would die from poor nutrition and infection if treatment is not started. The therapeutic feeding regimen used by the "Feeding Hungry Children in Kenya" project is providing food supplements for the children and a monthly supply of nutritious food for the families. Because of the generosity of donors like you, many malnourished children are recovering and healthy.         

In the 3 months since our last report (October, November, December), 263 children were seen and their nutrition status assessed in the GHP outreach clinics. 22 of these young children were treated for malnutrition through the therapeutic feeding program (in the previous 3-month period there were only 10). Immunizations and treatment for worms were also given to the children. In addition to the therapeutic feeding for malnourished children, 24 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.

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 12, 2017

Outreach clinics find and treat malnourished child

Mother and child in an outreach clinic
Mother and child in an outreach clinic

In the poverty-stricken semi-arid region of eastern Kenya child hunger and malnutrition are common problems. Many of the malnourished children would die from complications of poor nutrition and infection if treatment is not started. The first step is to identify the children who need treatment in the isolated villages. Kenyan nurses and GHP volunteers, along with local Community Health Workers (CHWs), weigh and measure the children and provide treatment with therapeutic food (Plumpy’nut or Plumpy’sup). The CHWs have been trained to monitor child growth to assess the response to the treatment program. During the three months since our last report (July, August, and September), GHP has implemented 6 outreach clinics. A total of 269 children were seen and their nutrition status assessed in these clinics, and 17 of these young children were treated for malnutrition through the therapeutic feeding program. Immunizations and treatment for worms were also given to the children.

In addition to the therapeutic feeding for malnourished children, 24 families are enrolled in the GHP program of feeding the poorest. These families receive a monthly food ration, plus the support needed for their children to stay in school.

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

 
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