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Success! James from the Philippines raised $184 to fund malnutrition treatment.

James
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  • $184 raised, $0 to go
$184
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
James's treatment was fully funded on November 30, 2016.
February 21, 2017

James received successful malnutrition treatment.

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

“Thank you ICM and donors,” says his family.

He grew to reach a normal height and weight. He also has an increased appetite and more energy. "Thank you ICM and donors," says his fami...

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October 13, 2016

James is a four-year-old boy from the Philippines. He lives with his parents in a bamboo house. James loves to draw cartoon characters.

James’ father is a tricycle driver, but he does not earn enough to support the family. His mother stays home to take care of the family. Without nutritious meals, James is living with moderately acute malnutrition.

James began $184 malnutrition treatment on October 19, 2016.

James 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.

James’s parents hope that he becomes a police officer.

James is a four-year-old boy from the Philippines. He lives with his parents in a bamboo house. James loves to draw cartoon characters. J...

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James's Timeline

  • October 13, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    James was submitted by Geuel Tabang, Palawan Health Leader at International Care Ministries, our medical partner in Philippines.

  • October 19, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    James 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.

  • November 14, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    James's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 30, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    James's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 21, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    James's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

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

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