Clinic Scales Nutrition Initiative to Meet Need in Kibera
By Norbert Aluku - Partnerships & Sustainability Manager
Founded with a mere $26, the Tabitha Medical Clinic has now scaled its nutrition program. Close to 30% of Kiberan children aged 0-5 years remain vulnerable and are at risk for malnutrition. The nutrition program was started with the interest of sustaining and contributing to Kenya’s Millennium Development Goals by helping to reduce the high mortality rate. Through Carolina for Kibera (CFK), the clinic will now engage the community to support close to 100 children under the age of five, who are either moderately or severely malnourished.
There are few clinics that offer nutrition services in Kibera, despite the growing number of deaths and cases of malnutrition. CFK, through the Tabitha Medical Clinic, has begun offering these services as a response to this significant need in the community.
CFK plans to create a nutrition model that could be replicated in all 12 villages of the slum to alleviate this endemic problem. We now welcome you to support us in this nutrition project.
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