Health clinics we sponsored in Pakistan cured 2,684 people of tuberculosis last year.
Happy New Year! Here’s to a safe and healthy 2013 for children all over the world.
Six-month-old Hawa was severely malnourished when she was admitted to Mercy Corps’ mobile health clinic in Ethiopia. As you can see, she’s feeling much better now.
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In Jakarta, our teams found that 17% percent of children under 5 are malnourished, while 12% are overweight. We’ve been working for three years to make healthy food available in the city’s most poverty-stricken neighborhoods through food carts known as Kedai Balitaku (KeBAL), “My Child’s Cafe.” The program is poised to reach hundreds of thousands of kids on a daily basis in the next five years.
It’s World Breastfeeding Week!
Mercy Corps trains local women to promote breastfeeding and support their fellow mothers in the care of their infants. Meet Umi and learn about the Mothers Support Group she leads in her Indonesian village.
Our Mother Care Groups in Uganda provide maternal and child health support for refugees returning to reestablish their lives since the tenuous 2006 peace settlement with the LRA. For the past three years, the program has reached deep into communities, training mothers to spread health lessons from within. Read more about how these special women are improving the well-being of entire villages.
Proper nutrition could save the lives of 3 million children every year. We’re working to prevent malnutrition in Guatemala before it starts by ensuring that everyone in a community has access to food and health services. Read more.
Infant mortality remains high in Indonesia, a result of malnutrition and illness. As a motivator in a Mercy Corps Mother’s Support Group, Umi educates fellow mothers about the benefits of breastfeeding to improve the health of their babies. Learn more.