1 in 5 Haitian children is malnourished. It’s a tragedy that we see every day in our partner communities and C2C is proud to announce a partnership with Meds & Food for Kids (MFK) to treat malnutrition.
MFK produces and distributes RUTF – Ready To Use Therapeutic Food – to treat malnutrition in children. Sometimes called “miracle peanut butter,” RUTF in Haiti is called Medika Mamba, and is considered the gold standard for treating malnutrition by the World Health Organization. Founded in 2003, MFK has saved the lives of over 200,000 children in Haiti and has trained thousands of health providers on the care regimen for treating malnutrition. MFK produces Medika Mamba locally, building the economy and training Haitian peanut farmers.
C2C’s nurses and Community Health Workers have been trained on the protocol of care for treating malnutrition and will begin screening and treating children on August 23, 2016.