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Ruth from the Philippines raised $268 to fund malnutrition treatment.

Ruth
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  • $268 raised, $0 to go
$268
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ruth's treatment was fully funded on December 1, 2016.

Photo of Ruth post-operation

February 10, 2017

Ruth received successful malnutrition treatment.

Though she has been growing well, she has not yet reached normal height and weight. It is recommended that she continue to undergo treatment.

Her mother says, ““Thank you so much to ICM for your help. The feeding made Ruth more active and gain weight, even though she was not yet able to reach the ideal weight. As a mother, I will closely monitor and feed her. Thank you so much!”

Though she has been growing well, she has not yet reached normal height and weight. It is recommended that she continue to undergo treatment...

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October 13, 2016

Ruth is a one-year-old girl from the Philippines who has severe malnutrition. She lives with her family in a bamboo house. Her father, Rodrigo, is a fisherman. Ruth loves to crawl and to play with her siblings.

One out of five children under five in communities served by our medical partner, International Care Ministries (ICM), is either severely or moderately acutely malnourished. Worldwide, poor nutrition is associated with nearly half of all deaths in young children.

Malnutrition weakens the immune system, making children especially susceptible to illnesses caused by unclean drinking water. Mental and physical growth can also be delayed.

Fortunately, on October 19, Ruth began a $268 home-based feeding program. This will provide her with enriched food packs to make sure she gets the nutrients she needs. Her parents will also receive education on nutrition, sanitation, and vegetable gardening.

“I pray that my daughter Ruth will…recover from her condition as a malnourished child and that she will become a strong person and finish her studies someday,” Ruth’s father says.

Ruth is a one-year-old girl from the Philippines who has severe malnutrition. She lives with her family in a bamboo house. Her father, Rodri...

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Ruth's Timeline

  • October 13, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ruth was submitted by Lucilyn Delambaca, Bohol Health Focus at International Care Ministries, our medical partner in Philippines.

  • October 19, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ruth 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 15, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ruth's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 01, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ruth's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 10, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Ruth. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

Treatment
Severe Acute Malnutrition
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $268 for Ruth's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$13
Medication
$87
Supplies
$0
Travel
$54
Other
$114

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