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

Mark
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  • $184 raised, $0 to go
$184
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Mark's treatment was fully funded on December 7, 2016.

Photo of Mark post-operation

February 15, 2017

Mark has been treated successfully for malnutrition.

Since beginning the treatment program, Mark has been recovering well. He has now reached his target weight.

His mother thanks our medical partner, International Care Ministries, for providing the weekly meals, which have supported Mark’s fast recovery.

Since beginning the treatment program, Mark has been recovering well. He has now reached his target weight. His mother thanks our medica...

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October 19, 2016

Three-year-old Mark lives with his parents and two siblings in a house made of bamboo. His father works as a cook, but he has difficultly providing for his family. Mark weighs less than other children his age.

Mark has been diagnosed with moderately acute malnutrition. He began $184 malnutrition treatment on October 21. He 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.

Three-year-old Mark lives with his parents and two siblings in a house made of bamboo. His father works as a cook, but he has difficultly pr...

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Mark's Timeline

  • October 19, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Mark was submitted by Lorrie Jane Gohetia, Koronadal TPC at International Care Ministries.

  • October 21, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mark 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

    Mark's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 7, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mark's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 15, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mark's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

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

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