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Project Peanut Butter Sierra Leone GG1412488

Program to treat and cure children of Severe Acute Malnutrition(SAM Disease)

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Funded by Rotary Grant




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Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM Disease) is inadequate intake of food, leading to critical illness and death, most commonly occurring between the ages of 1 and 3. SAM is a critical, global health problem. At the very least, it can stunt the growth of millions of at-risk children and can cause permanent cognitive and physical impairment. Tragically, however, SAM kills more than 3.5 million children worldwide each year. More children die of SAM each year than of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined. But, on the brighter side, we are very near to finding a global solution to SAM. It is as simple as a jar of specially developed peanut butter known as “Ready-to-use Therapeutic Food” (RUTF). This same formula helps in the treatment of the malnutrition caused by global disease including Polio, TA, HIV and Malaria by increasing the effectively of the treatment of these diseases.

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Disease prevention and treatment

Sierra Leone

10 January 2013

30 September 2015

Dr. Dennis E. Spurgin, Palm Springs Sunup | contact

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