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Jay from the Philippines raised $184 to fund malnutrition care.

Jay
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  • $184 raised, $0 to go
$184
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Jay's treatment was fully funded on July 10, 2017.

Photo of Jay post-operation

June 14, 2017

Jay received successful malnutrition treatment.

Though he has been growing well, he has not yet reached normal height and weight. It is recommended that he continue to undergo treatment.

His mother says, “Even though Jay has not reached the target weight, I am still very happy with the improvements observed to his overall well-being.”

Though he has been growing well, he has not yet reached normal height and weight. It is recommended that he continue to undergo treatment. ...

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February 16, 2017

Jay is a 20-month-old boy from the Philippines. He loves to be with his mother, while his father works outside as a farmer.

Jay has been diagnosed with moderately acute malnutrition. Malnutrition threatens his growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, he will begin $184 malnutrition treatment on February 23.

Jay will be treated by International Care Ministries (ICM), a Watsi medical partner. One out of five children under five in ICM communities is either severely or moderately malnourished. Worldwide, poor nutrition is associated with nearly half of all deaths in young children. In remote communities and urban slums of the Philippines, the lack of clean water and unclean environments add risk to potentially fatal childhood diseases.

ICM’s home-based feeding program provides nutrient-enriched food packs to ensure malnourished children get additional food to regain normal weight and achieve optimum physical and mental development. After identifying a child as malnourished, staff and community volunteers make weekly visits to monitor this child’s progress. To help sustain the health of the child, ICM’s professional staff educate the mother, guardian, or other family members about proper nutrition, sanitation, hygiene, and organic vegetable gardening.

Jay’s mother says, “I hope Jay will grow healthy and strong and that he will finish his studies.”

Jay is a 20-month-old boy from the Philippines. He loves to be with his mother, while his father works outside as a farmer. Jay has bee...

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Jay's Timeline

  • February 16, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jay was submitted by Michele Uyanib, Dumaguete TPC at International Care Ministries, our medical partner in Philippines.

  • February 23, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jay received treatment at Home-based malnutrition intervention program. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • February 23, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jay's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 14, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Jay. Read the update.

  • July 10, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jay's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

Treatment
Moderately Acute Malnutrition
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $184 for Jay's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$28
Supplies
$0
Travel
$41
Other
$115

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