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
Rosina and her father
Rosina and her father

Rosina, shown in the photo, was one of the many young children who was found to be suffering from starvation from lack of food. Global Health Partnerships (GHP) has been providing nutritious fortified therapeutic food with very good results. Rosina is now a much healthier girl whose growth is improving thanks to your generous donations. In Kenya about 1 in 10 children die before reaching 5 years of age, and more than half of those childhood deaths are from starvation (malnutrition). Recent studies have shown that a community-based therapeutic feeding program, like the one established by GHP in Kenya, can provide very effective treatment. Most children will improve and recover from malnutrition after 2 months of therapeutic feeding. At a cost of only $45 a month, a $90 donation can provide the full treatment for a child like Rosina, with the potential to save a child from death caused by starvation and infection. The GHP Kenya project is based in the village of Kisesini in eastern Kenya. A group of volunteer community health workers in the surrounding isolated villages helps GHP find the poorest families with the most severely affected children, and ensure that they receive treatment and follow-up (growth monitoring). Thus far GHP has treated 160 children like Rosina, who suffer not only from hunger, but actual starvation (acute malnutrition). We can only continue this successful program with the generous support of our donors. Over 95% of the donations that we receive go directly into program services!

Mother and twins being treated for malnutrition
Mother and twins being treated for malnutrition
Volunteers weighing a child in the field
Volunteers weighing a child in the field

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Child Receiving PlumbyNut from Nurse Nicholas
Child Receiving PlumbyNut from Nurse Nicholas

Over 100 children have been successfully treated for malnutrition due to the generosity of the supporters of this project. Children like Naomi (photo) who came close to dying from severe malnutrition have recovered completely thanks to a $45 monthly donation for the food supplements. In Kenya about 1 in 10 children die before reaching 5 years of age, and more than half of those childhood deaths are from malnutrition. Children suffering from malnutrition sometimes die from complications, even after treatment has started. There have been no deaths thus far in our treatment group of young children, and we hope to continue this successful program with close monitoring of child growth and a continuous supply of the special food supplements until recovery of each child is assured.

Please let us know how we may better present our story so that we can increase our base of support and better meet the needs of the children of Kisesini.

A child being treated with food supplements
A child being treated with food supplements
A community health worker weighing a child
A community health worker weighing a child
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Global Health Partnerships Inc

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