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

Janella
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  • $184 raised, $0 to go
$184
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Janella's treatment was fully funded on July 31, 2017.

Photo of Janella post-operation

June 7, 2017

Janella received successful malnutrition treatment.

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

Her mother says, “We are happy and thankful because our child Janella’s weight become normal and she has a better appetite now.”

She grew to reach a normal height and weight. She also has an increased appetite and more energy. Her mother says, "We are happy and than...

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February 15, 2017

Janella is a three-year-old girl from the Philippines who loves playing “pretend” with her cousins. She lives with her family in a house made of bamboo and metal sheets. Her father works as a farmer to support the family.

Janella has been diagnosed with moderately acute malnutrition. Malnutrition threatens her growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, she will begin $184 malnutrition treatment on February 21.

Janella 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.

Janella’s mother says that she “wants Janella to grow healthy and strong and hopes that her appetite will improve.”

Janella is a three-year-old girl from the Philippines who loves playing "pretend" with her cousins. She lives with her family in a house mad...

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Janella's Timeline

  • February 15, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Janella was submitted by Rachiel Alvarez, Bohol Health Focus at International Care Ministries, our medical partner in Philippines.

  • February 21, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Janella 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.

  • February 23, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Janella's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 07, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Janella's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Janella's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

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

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