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Patricia Ann from the Philippines raised $184 to fund malnutrition treatment.

Patricia Ann
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  • $184 raised, $0 to go
$184
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Patricia Ann's treatment was fully funded on December 4, 2016.

Photo of Patricia Ann post-operation

February 15, 2017

Patricia Ann received successful malnutrition treatment.

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

Her mother says, “I am happy and blessed for the positive result of my daughter’s health. We will keep on feeding her until she reaches the desired weight.”

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

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October 18, 2016

Patricia Ann, a three-year-old girl, lives with her parents and two siblings in a wooden rental house. She loves to play with her siblings and friends. Her mother is a housewife, and her father is a construction worker. Due to a lack of nutritious meals, Patricia Ann weighs less than other children her age.

Patricia Ann has been diagnosed with moderately acute malnutrition. She began $184 malnutrition treatment on October 20. She is being 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 acutely 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.

“I wish she can finish her studies so that she can reach her dreams,” says Patricia Ann’s mother.

Patricia Ann, a three-year-old girl, lives with her parents and two siblings in a wooden rental house. She loves to play with her siblings a...

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Patricia Ann's Timeline

  • October 18, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Patricia Ann was submitted by Eleonor Dalman, Dipolog TPC at International Care Ministries.

  • October 20, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Patricia Ann received treatment at Home-based malnutrition intervention program in Guatemala. 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.

  • November 17, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Patricia Ann's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 4, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Patricia Ann's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 15, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Patricia Ann. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

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

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