Children
 Kenya
Project #22968

Vitamin A Deficiency Kenya

by MAP International
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Summary

In Kenya, 73 children out of 1,000 births die before age five age each year from preventable and treatable conditions. MAP International's Every Child Thrives Project aims to reduce child deaths by addressing two major causes of disease: Vitamin A deficiency and intestinal worm infections.
$38.00
total raised
2
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year active

Challenge

In Kenya, 73 children out of 1,000 births die before age five each five die each year from preventable and treatable conditions. MAP International's Every Child Thrives Project aims to reduce child deaths by addressing two major causes of disease: Vitamin A deficiency and intestinal worm infections. Those over 1 million children are lacking one thing - a simple, yet highly effective solution that will save their lives. MAP International is providing Vitamin A and deworming medicines that w

Solution

Vitamin A deficiency causes infants to succumb to diseases, particularly diarrheal diseases, which are a leading cause of death in children under five in sub-Saharan Africa. Vitamin A deficiency leads to anemia and blindness and increases the vulnerability of mothers and children. Worm infections cause and can worsen malnutrition and anemia, both of which have significant negative impacts on children of preschool age who are in a period of intense physical and mental growth.

Long-Term Impact

MAP can administer these lifesaving treatments at the same time to dramatically reduce these children's susceptibility to disease. While children 5 and over often receive these interventions through school-based programs, children under 5 years old who are most at risk of death from disease do not receive these critical interventions. But it doesn't have to be this way. With your help we can stop this excruciating tragedy.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

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Organization Information

MAP International

Location: Brunswick, GA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.map.org/​
Project Leader:
Kathryn Hearn
Marketing Project Manager
Brunswick, GA United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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