This project is one of the reasons why Whisper's Magical Children's Hospital has been so recognised in our community. We have rescued so many severely malnourished children from very poor families in the villages and admit them to our Hospital's nutritional ward for rehabilitation.
In the year 2019, Whisper's Magical Children's Hospital treated 153 children with malnutrition. Most of these patients were abandoned by their biological parents to their grandparents and other family members who are living under excess poverty hence could not afford meals for these children.
Most of the time we try to empower these families where our malnourished patients come from with the little we have before discharging them. With your support, so many lives of the malnourished children have been saved even those who had no chance of reaching the hospitals for nutritional rehabilitation. We greatly appreciate the wonderful work you are doing.
This project is so essential to the community. It was established to help the most vulnerable children suffering from malnutrition to get the best rehabilitation. This project has been very successful, we are almost reaching our goal of $55,000.
So many vulnerable malnourished children have been saved with the help of our amazing outreach team and the nutritionist. In the past three months, Whisper's Magical Children's Hospital registered 39 malnourished children for rehabilitation. Some of the children were severely malnourished while the others had oedematous.
Every donation given towards this project has been used for it's purpose of saving the vulnerable malnourihed children from different communities in the Eastern region of Uganda. so many families have been changed positively, their children have been healed and indeed there is a positive impact in the community.
We thank you so much for generously continuing to donate towards this life saving project.
In the past three months, Whisper's Magical Children's Hospital and Maternity has saved quite a big number of malnourished children registered in our nutritional ward. We have saved a total of 45 malnourished children in the past three months. Few of these patients had mild malnutrition but the biggest number of patients received were severely malnourished.
Tuberculosis is so common among the malnourished children since they have immunosuppression. They are always referred to Nalufenya Hospital to get Anti-TBs and later brought back to Whisper's Hospital to complete their nutritional rehabilitation. Most of our patients are brought in by their caretakers who are not their biological parents. This shows a high level of child negligence within the families.
The major causes of malnutrition at our Hospital in the past three days as reported by our nutritionist and social workers are poverty(extreme), prolonged drought and domestic violence whereby parents neglect their children to their grandparents or even stepmothers who mistreat them by beating and denying them food to eat at home. Some of these malnourished children come when they are so wasted while others come with grade 3 oedema.
We thank all our donors for supporting us through donating to this project. So many lives are being saved in Uganda.
In the past four years, Whisper's Magical Children's Hospital treated 42 malnourished children. Most of these children are brought in by their grandmothers and teenage mothers. These children lack enough food to eat because of the poverty in their families.
Most of our patients are abandoned to their grandmothers who are too old to work inorder to earn a meal to take them through the day. They are left to starve and become so wasted. There are several severely malnourished children who die immediately after arrival to the Hospital whereas others die even before reaching the Hospital. This is because of lack of transport costs to bring the child to the Hospital.
We have the outreach team who travel to different villages with hope of rescuing the malnourished children. The major causes of malnutrition in the Eastern region are, child negligence, abandonment and poor feeding. The children are put on nutritional rehabilitation for a period of around 3 weeks depending on the type of malnutrition.
Whisper thanks all its beloved donors for the support and helping in saving the many lives of the vulnerable malnourished Ugandan children. In the year 2018 we were able to save 153 lives of malnourished children. Some of these children were brought at the point of death, so wasted and couldnot move or talk whereas the others were brought in by our outreach team from deep in the villages of districts such as Entebbe, Jinja, Kamuli among others.
We spend a lot of money on fuel and facilitation so that our outreach team gets access to the locations of these suffering children. Most of the patients received had Severe Acute Malnutrition and were underweight. On assessment, the underlying causes for malnutrition cases are due to poor feeding practices for infants and parent negligence, leaving young children with relatives who cannot support themselves financially. These innocent souls survive on only one meal a day hence leading to malnutrition.
The Whisper team is about to launch the empowerment project which will help to support all the poor famillies with small scale businesses so that they can get food for thier children. The many cases of malnutrition caused by poverty will reduce. We call upon all our sponsors to support us through empowering these families.
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