Provide healthy food for kids in Tanzania’s only cancer hospital for one month. Prevent malnutrition and provide access to nutrient-rich food products like Plumpy’nut® to treat acute malnutrition.
Getting the right nutrition is vital during cancer treatment helps a child overcome infections and have a speedy recovery. Most families of children admitted to Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI) cannot afford the healthy foods they need. “All the children in the ward suffer from some nutritional challenge which complicates treatment and impacts survival.” said Dr. Trish, a volunteer paediatric oncologist.
Provide children in cancer ward access to Plumpy'nut® to treat malnutrition and local healthy food to prevent malnutrition. The food helps children maintain a healthy weight, build stronger immune systems and successfully complete cancer treatments.
Better nutrition leads to a higher completion rate of cancer therapy, faster recovery, and more children's lives saved. A faster recovery time means that children regain health faster and can return to normal family lives sooner.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
Network for Cancer Treatment and Research