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Success! Alexander from the Philippines raised $268 to fund malnutrition treatment.

Alexander
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  • $268 raised, $0 to go
$268
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Alexander's treatment was fully funded on November 28, 2016.

Photo of Alexander post-operation

February 10, 2017

Alexander received successful malnutrition treatment.

He grew to reach a normal height and weight. He also has an increased appetite and more energy.

His family says, “He is more active and happy most of the time. Thank you very much for the weekly food allocations and your passion to help.”

He grew to reach a normal height and weight. He also has an increased appetite and more energy. His family says, "He is more active and h...

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October 11, 2016

Alexander is a two-year-old boy from the Philippines. Alexander’s father is a laborer. The family shares electricity and water with their neighbors.

Alexander has been diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition. He began $268 malnutrition treatment on October 18, 2016.

Alexander 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.

Alexander is a two-year-old boy from the Philippines. Alexander's father is a laborer. The family shares electricity and water with their ne...

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Alexander's Timeline

  • October 11, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Alexander was submitted by Johnna Logronio, Bacolod TPC at International Care Ministries.

  • October 18, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Alexander 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 11, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Alexander's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 28, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Alexander's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 10, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Alexander's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
Severe Acute Malnutrition
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $268 for Alexander's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$13
Medication
$87
Supplies
$0
Travel
$54
Other
$114

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