1. How long has the program been running? We started in one village – San Nicolas – following a visit there by a CAF dentist group in 2006, who were struck by the levels of malnutrition and offered to fund a nutrition programme there. A year or so later we moved the programme to the town of Senahu, operating it partnership with the health centre to reach the most severely malnourished children from the all the region.
2. What measurable results have we seen? Life expectancy increases? (I need concrete statistical data) Children are referred to the programme by healthworkers and weighed with interview every 2 months. They leave the programme when they reach normal weight (for their height) and stabilise there. We have full excel data from the start of 2011, which we use to chart the child’s progress. For other purposes we hope to be able to analyse the data. E.g. establish monthly average increases in response to new protocols. We also take before/after pics (I will send some).
How do we measure our success? Do we coordinate our efforts with any other non-profits or NGOs in the area? Can I look up data on the World Health Organization’s website? Success is measured by: 1) Achieving healthy weights and maintaining them for 6 months, according to WHO standards 2) Rate of relapses/readmissions –