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Christian

He is 6 years old and weighed 34 pounds when admitted. He was started on our outpatient mamba program in June of last year (2015) but stopped following mid August. He then returned June of this year but was continuing to lose weight so we admitted into our inpatient care. Both of his parents are farmers and grow corn and beans. He has 5 other siblings and live in a 3 room house made of clay and tin. They do not have running water for a toilet or have an outhouse. It’s takes them 3 hours to get water. The day he arrived he had some fried street food and the day before he had rice and mamba. It took them 5 hours to travel to the clinic by foot. He continues on our Medika Mamba program.

Christian

Stessie

She is 12 months old and weighed 13.5 pounds when admitted. She was brought to us by Children’s Health Ministries with a cold, fever, diarrhea and definitely signs of malnutrition. I took them 4 hours to get here by car and moto. The day of her arrival, she had eaten soup and juice. The before she had rice, beans and sauce. Her mom had 2 kids however the other sibling passed away because of a fever. They live in a 1 room house made of bricks and tin. Her dad is in a different country and her mom does laundry. They do not have running water for a toilet however they do have an outhouse. The nearest place to get water is 1 hour away. She is currently in our Medika Mamba program.

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Wendel

He is 17 months old and weighed 18 pounds when admitted. He was admitted for his kwashiorkor and he did not want to eat. He also was having diarrhea. They had travelled 3 hours on moto to arrive at the clinic. He has 1 brother and had 1 other sibling that died from another sickness. His dad is a farmer who grows beans, corn and potatoes while is mom buys items in bulk and sells them. The family of 4 live in a 3 room house made of tin and rocks. They do not have running water for a toilet or an outhouse. They get their water from a main source 20 minutes away. The day he arrived, he ate some fried food, crackers and juice while the day before he had some rice and sauce. He was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk but then graduated to our Medika Mamba program.

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Kezt

She is 12 months old and weighed 15 pounds when admitted. She was brought to us by Children’s Health Ministries and was swollen, vomiting and had a poor appetite. 2 pounds of water weight have already been lost. It took them 4 hours to get here by both moto and car. She had eaten mamba the day she arrived and the previous day. She has 1 sister and 1 brother who also live with her and her parents. They rent a 2 room house and they have an outhouse. The family buys their water from a store right behind where they live. Her mom buys items in bulk and sells them and her dad is a carpenter. She was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk but then graduated to the Medika Mamba program.

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With Densco

He is 2 years old and weighed 17 pounds when admitted. He came in with swelling, was vomiting and had been dealing with diarrhea for 2 weeks. He has 1 other sibling who has died from fever. Both of his parents farmers and they grow beans and corn. The family lives in a 2 room house made of tin and rocks. They do not have running water for a toilet or an outhouse. They get there water from a source that is 10 minutes away. The day he arrived, he did not have anything to eat and the day before he had some soup. It took them 3 hours on foot to arrive at the clinic. He was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the Medika Mamba program.

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Ismael

He is 2 years old and weighed 17 pounds when admitted. He was brought to us by Children’s Health Ministries with a 102 temperature and severe kwashiorkor.  It had taken them 4 hours to get here by both moto and car. He has one brother and the family lives in a 1 room rented house. His dad is a baker and his mom does not have a job. She is the main caretaker of the house. They have to buy there water which they have to take a car to get. The day he arrived, he had eaten some mamba and the day before he had juice and mamba. He was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk but then graduated to the Medika Mamba program.

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Shelda

She is 13 months old and weighed 13 pounds when admitted. She was admitted because of malnutrition, fever and diarrhea. She doesn’t have any other siblings but lives in a house with 9 other people. The house has 4 rooms and is made of clay and tin. They don’t have running water however they do have an outhouse. They get there water from the river which is 30 minutes away. Her mom and dad are both farmers. They grow beans and corn. The day she came in, she did not have anything to eat. The day before she had soup and fried street food. It took them 30 minutes to arrive at the clinic on foot. She was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the Medika Mamba program.

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Mikalove

She is 20 months old and weighed 18 pounds when admitted. She came in because of definite signs of kwashiorkor, was running a fever, had diarrhea and was vomiting. Her skin was starting to split and peel because of the kwash as well. It took them 3 hours, by riding moto and a car, to get to our clinic. The day of her arrival, she had eaten rice and crackers. The day before she had some plantain, fish and orange juice. Her dad died because of a sickness and her mom buys items in bulk and sells them. She has 1 brother and together with her mom, live in a 1 room house made of tin and wood. They do no have running water but have an outhouse. Only a 5 minute walk is needed to get water. She was started on F-75 therapeutic milk but then graduated to the Medika Mamba program.

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