Feed hungry children in Kenya

by Global Health Partnerships Inc
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya
Feed hungry children in Kenya

Project Report | Apr 18, 2017
Worsening child malnutrition from an African droug

By Dr. Angelo Tomedi | Project Leader

Mother and her child at a busy outreach clinic
Mother and her child at a busy outreach clinic

The problem of child hunger and malnutrition has become worse recently in the poverty-stricken region of eastern Kenya where Global Health Partnerships (GHP) has established a therapeutic feeding program. On February 10, 2017, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya declared the current drought a national disaster and has appealed to the international community for emergency support. An estimated 2.7 million people are affected by the drought, which has caused crop failure and created food shortages. The Kenyan nurse and GHP-trained Community Health Workers who check the nutrition of the children seen in outreach clinics report a recent large increase in malnutrition. 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 (January, February, and March), 274 children were seen and their nutrition status assessed in the GHP outreach clinics. 32 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.

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Global Health Partnerships Inc

Location: Albuquerque, NM - USA
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Angelo Tomedi
Project Leader
Albuquerque , New Mexico United States

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