The High Price of Malnutrition

At Early Child Care and Development Centers across drought-stricken northern Kenya, ChildFund is providing a daily meal to young children and monitoring their health status. One way to spot malnutrition is to measure the circumference of a child’s upper arm, explains Anne Lynam Goddard, ChildFund’s president and CEO, who recently visited our programs in Turkana.

Children who are severely malnourished at a young age often suffer developmental deficiencies the rest of their lives.

Join Anne on ChildFund’s Facebook page, Sept. 7, 12-12:30 p.m. (EDT), for a discussion of the Horn of Africa drought. Anne will be sharing her recent experiences visiting children and answering your questions. To post a question, you’ll first need to “like” ChildFund on Facebook.

We’d like to invite you to respond, too.  Consider skipping lunch on Wednesday and donating that $10 to our ChildAlert emergency fund for the drought.  It’s easy: Just grab your cell phone and text “RESPOND” to 90999 (message and data rates may apply).  Alternatively, you may make a donation for drought relief through our website.

Then use your lunch break to join Anne on Facebook to learn more about the drought.

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