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Reduce the number of children with malnutrition and treat with medicine
Globally, Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest number of malnutrition cases causing a high prevalence of opportunistic infections, anemia and stunted growth. Villagers depend on the cassava plant as a staple food item, but the starch-based plant has low nutritional value. Our goal is to facilitate health education courses on vaccination days. Mothers will have access to meal fortifying supplements as well as a lesson performed by our on-site midwife.
Ange is the new laboratory Technician
The midwife will teach supplemental nutrition to the malnourished and medicine will be available
There is a new Midwife at the clinic whose name is Reine. She is bursting with great ideas on how to help the many children between the ages of 1 and 5 who are anemic and also who are malnourished. She wants to have classes on Tuesdays when the mothers come in for vaccinations. All the kitchen tools and needed ingredients will be available for her to demonstrate how to prepare a healthy nutritional porridge to supplement the children's diet.
$10 will cure a severe case of malaria, $20 buys 4 boxes of milk for fortified porridge
After equipping the clinic with essential items(milk, powdered milk, milled flour, corn meal, soy, eggs, cans of fish,fruit,oil etc)and the kitchen tools need for preparation, the midwife will give classes to the mothers on awareness of how to feed their children whose diets are lacking in nutrition. The pharmacy needs to be stocked with medicines that are needed for the types of illnesses that are most prevalent like, malaria, diarrhea, anemia (all types), pneumonia, worms, blood pressure, etc
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Food and kitchen equip
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