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

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

Photo of Rona post-operation

March 1, 2017

Rona has been successfully treated for malnutrition.

Our medical partner, International Care Ministries (ICM), is pleased to report that Rona has significantly recovered from malnutrition. She is now able to actively participate in everyday tasks and events. Rona’s appetite has also increased.

“We extend our great and heartfelt thanks to ICM’s home-based feeding program. My daughter is now more active, energetic, and playful. Thank you so much for helping her recover from malnutrition,” says Rona’s mother.

Our medical partner, International Care Ministries (ICM), is pleased to report that Rona has significantly recovered from malnutrition. She ...

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October 18, 2016

20-month-old Rona Mae lives in a bamboo house in the Philippines. Her father is a farmer, and he has difficulty providing for the family.

Rona Mae has been diagnosed with moderately acute malnutrition. She began $184 malnutrition treatment on October 20. She 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.

“I hope she will recover from malnutrition and finish school,” says Rona Mae’s mother. “I hope she will be healthy and strong too.”

20-month-old Rona Mae lives in a bamboo house in the Philippines. Her father is a farmer, and he has difficulty providing for the family. ...

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Rona's Timeline

  • October 18, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Rona was submitted by Grace Britanico, GenSan TPC at International Care Ministries, our medical partner in Philippines.

  • October 20, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Rona 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 17, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Rona's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 07, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Rona's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 01, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Rona's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

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

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