Project #2777

Feed hungry children in Kenya

by Global Health Partnerships Inc
Aug 5, 2012

Breast milk is best...but sometimes not available!

Baby Kuvuthi
Baby Kuvuthi

In rural Kenya, nearly all mothers breastfeed their babies. But there are some exceptions. Baby Kuvuthi (photo) has a mother who suffers from a serious mental illness and is unable to breastfeed. Kuvuthi’s grandmother takes care of her but cannot afford to buy infant formula, which is expensive and only available in the distant cities.

Ndunge Mutisya’s baby (photo) is not breastfed because Ndunge died shortly after giving birth, leaving the newborn and 5 other children in the care of the grandmother, who also is too poor to buy formula.

These infants are being fed an infant formula provided by Global Health Partnerships (GHP) as part of the child nutrition project. Careful education and follow-up are essential to avoid the recurrent diarrhea that can be a fatal complication of formula feeding of infants in resource-poor settings in Africa. Your donations feed hungry children in Kenya, mostly to treat child malnutrition, but occasionally infant formula is the life-saver.  

Grandmother caring for Nndunge
Grandmother caring for Nndunge's baby

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Global Health Partnerships Inc

Location: Albuquerque, NM - USA
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Angelo Tomedi
Project Leader
Albuquerque, New Mexico United States

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