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Saving SAM

by Hands4Africa Inc.
Saving SAM

Summary

Many children in the rural village of Berega in Tanzania are affected by SAM (severe acute malnutrition),. This heartbreaking condition results in over 1,600 deaths per year. Hands4Africa is helping to deliver vital treatment at the local healthcare facility to help reverse the fatal effects of starvation for these children. But we to obtain more RUTF (Ready to Use Therapeutic Food) and reach even more children in this rural area so that we can save them from this dangerous condition.

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Challenge

SAM (Severe Acute Malnutrition) is responsible for over 500,000 deaths in children under 5 years of ageeach yearworldwide. In the rural village of Berega in the Morogoro region of Tanzania, SAM affects 2% of the children, resulting in more than 1,600 unnecessary deaths per year.

Solution

The Saving SAM project provides vital treatment through Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) and nutritional education. RUTF can reverse the effects of starvation and save a child within just a few weeks of treatment. With a donation of $10, you can help pave the way for a child affected by SAM to recover and begin living a healthier life. Coupled with nutritional education, the effects of SAM can be prevented and even eradicated in this rural area.

Long-Term Impact

Our Saving SAM project is of critical importance because it will save the lives of over 1,600 starving children in Tanzania from severe acute malnutrition (SAM). There is already a cure - RUTF (Ready to Use Therapeutic Food) - which can reverse the fatal effects of starvation. By contributing $10, you can help us save the life of a starving child and make the difference between life and death for one child.

Resources

http:/​/​www.hands4africa.org
UN agencies failing severely malnourished children

Organization Information

Hands4Africa Inc.

Location: Tampa, FL - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @BeregaHospital
Bradley Logan
Project Leader:
Bradley Logan
Tampa, FL United States

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