Nutrition for Children in Cancer Ward in Tanzania

by Edesia, Inc.
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Summary

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.
$1,830
total raised
48
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.edesiaglobal.org
Network for Cancer Treatment and Research

Organization Information

Edesia, Inc.

Location: Providence, RI - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.edesianutrition.org
Project Leader:
Marie Wisecup
Communications Manager
Providence , RI United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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