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

Nilo
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  • $184 raised, $0 to go
$184
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Nilo's treatment was fully funded on November 29, 2016.

Photo of Nilo post-operation

February 9, 2017

Nilo received successful malnutrition treatment.

He has recovered and reached a normal height and weight. He has an increased appetite and is more active.

His family says that they are “so thankful for the help you have extended us.”

He has recovered and reached a normal height and weight. He has an increased appetite and is more active. His family says that they are "...

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October 12, 2016

Three-year-old Nilo lives on the coast of the Philippines with his parents and five siblings. They live in a small house made out of bamboo and nipa, a type of fern. His father is a fisherman. Nilo is a friendly child, and he loves to play with his toy car with other children.

Nilo has been diagnosed with moderately acute malnutrition. He began $184 malnutrition treatment on October 18, 2016.

Nilo 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 Nilo lives on the coast of the Philippines with his parents and five siblings. They live in a small house made out of bamboo ...

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Nilo's Timeline

  • October 12, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 18, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nilo 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

    Nilo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 29, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nilo's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 9, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nilo's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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

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