From November 2020 Newsletter - Subscribe
Large numbers of women started bringing their babies and young children with severe malnutrition problems to the hospital in 2019. There is often a medical issue associated with this as well. With the onset of Covid-19, more women struggling to feed their children are coming for help and advice. In August 2019, ELWA hospital started a free "Malnutrition Feeding and Medical Management Program" for children under five years old suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM). Carrying out malnutrition treatment in a hospital setting offers a big advantage in allowing for diagnosis and treatment of the underlying medical condition and leads to higher survival rates for these children. The specialized food provided in the program is free for the kids but costs the hospital about $16,000 a year. ELWA Ministries Association USA has committed to paying for half of this cost but we can only do it with your help. Please consider a donation for this project.