This is Mackenson. He is 2 years old and weighs 18 pounds 10 ounces. This is his second time with kwashiorkor. He has 2 siblings.
This is Mysslande. She is 1 1/2 years old and weights 23 pounds. She has mild kwashiorkor. She has had a high fever for 5 days with a stiff neck. She is currently on a feeding tube due to not having enough strength to eat.
This is Oramene. She is almost 2 months old and weighs 8 pounds 8 ounces. She has gained 2 pounds in a month. This would be good but she has kwashiorkor, so this is water that her body is retaining. Grandma brought her. Her mother does not want to take care of her. She does not want to put her up for adoption. She just will not sit and take care of her. So grandma has been trying, but cannot afford the milk and need to work to provide for her own children that are still at home.
This is Prosper. He is 5 years old and weighs 20 pounds. He has diar, vomiting and fever. We already have one of his siblings in the RC now. There are 3 other siblings at home. Father died about 1 year ago.
This is Andre Jean. He is 7 years old and weighs 33 pounds. This is his first time with kwashiorkor. He is very ill.
All of these kids except Oramene (the baby) are on the medika mamba program.