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

Stephen
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  • $184 raised, $0 to go
$184
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Stephen's treatment was fully funded on May 19, 2017.

Photo of Stephen post-operation

June 7, 2017

Stephen received successful malnutrition treatment.

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

His mother says, “I am thankful that my child’s weight is now normal and he has an increased appetite.”

He grew to reach a normal height and weight. He also has an increased appetite and more energy. His mother says, "I am thankful that my c...

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February 18, 2017

Meet Stephen, a one-year-old boy from the Philippines. Stephen lives with his family in a house made of bamboo. His father drives motorcycles to earn a living. Stephen loves to play with his brother.

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

Stephen 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.

His mother says, “I hope that my child will become healthy.”

Meet Stephen, a one-year-old boy from the Philippines. Stephen lives with his family in a house made of bamboo. His father drives motorcycle...

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Stephen's Timeline

  • February 18, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Stephen was submitted by Marnette Torredes, Bohol Health Focus at International Care Ministries, our medical partner in Philippines.

  • February 22, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Stephen's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 23, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Stephen 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.

  • May 19, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Stephen's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 07, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Stephen's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

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

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