In February 2015, HATN and TEGEW started a micronutrient fortification program in Mana and several surrounding villages. Currently 494 children from 7 villages are enrolled.
MixMe is a micronutrient fortification powder that is mixed with regular food. It provides supplemental iron, vitamins A, B, C, D, E, copper, selenium, iodine and zinc, to children who are not getting enough of these nutrients in their diets. The supplementation is particularly important after the rainy/malaria season as even previously healthy children are apt to deteriorate during this period.
The feedback on the children has been encouraging so far – Dr. Maurice reports that he is seeing positive growth, weigh gain and energy improvement in the children following the protocol. Children from two additional villages are waiting to start the program when additional supplies become available.
Thank-you to all of our supporters who have provided funds for the purchase of the MixMe Micronutrients.
You are making a huge positive influence on the lives of these children!