Nutrition Initiative 2018

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Nutrition Initiative 2018

600.00

University of Pennsylvania

In order to truly monitor the nutritional status of this children it is important that we provide parasite medications every 3-6 months for each child in the program as well as stool testing to ensure that these children do not have parasites that could be hindering their nutrition. The funds raised will be used to provide stool testing and parasite medication as indicated for the 20 children in the program.

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Almost 50% of all children under the age of 5 are malnourished in this area. In order to help decrease the amount of malnutrition, a new initiative has been started providing monthly home-visits to all malnourished children offering monthly weight checks, education on proper nutrition, as well as multivitamins and nutritional supplements as indicated by the pediatrician.

In order to truly monitor the nutritional status of this children it is important that we provide parasite medications every 3-6 months for each child in the program as well as stool testing to ensure that these children do not have parasites that could be hindering their nutrition. The funds raised will be used to provide stool testing and parasite medication as indicated for the 20 children in the program.