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Archives: May 2011

Ben Firn, Wesleyan Campus Director

Kennedy Odede and Ben Firn at the SHOFCO fundraiser

At the end of a brutal Wednesday, crammed with a calculus exam, soccer practice, and over 50 pages of reading, I met up with fellow Wesleyan Campus Director, Chris Law, and headed over to my first SHFC meeting. SHFC, which stands for Shining Hope for Communities, is a student-run group devoted to raising money for a school and community health center located in a slum in Nairobi, Kenya. The slum is called Kibera, and it is one of the largest in Africa.

Equipped with a few sample bars, brochures, nutrition packs (RUTF) and a charming smile, I introduced 2 Degrees …

Joia Mukherjee – Part 3: 2 Degrees

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http://www.pih.org/blog/entry/fighting-childhood-hunger-one-bar-at-a-time/

Of the 24,000 children that die every day from preventable diseases, 60 percent of those deaths are the result of malnutrition and could be avoided if children received the protein and nutrients necessary to help fight the diseases prevalent in the resource-poor countries where they live.

Among the most crucial tools used by Partners In Health to combat childhood malnutrition are ready-to-use foods, such as enriched peanut butter, that provide the essential nutrients needed to save a starving child’s life.

Getting these food packs into the hands of children who need them is the mission of 2 Degrees, a health …

Joia Mukherjee – Part 2: RUTF

Screen shot 2011-06-09 at 5.57.48 PM

http://www.pih.org/blog/entry/fighting-childhood-hunger-one-bar-at-a-time/

Of the 24,000 children that die every day from preventable diseases, 60 percent of those deaths are the result of malnutrition and could be avoided if children received the protein and nutrients necessary to help fight the diseases prevalent in the resource-poor countries where they live.

Among the most crucial tools used by Partners In Health to combat childhood malnutrition are ready-to-use foods, such as enriched peanut butter, that provide the essential nutrients needed to save a starving child’s life.

Getting these food packs into the hands of children who need them is the mission of 2 Degrees, a health …

Joia Mukherjee – Part 1: Malnutrition

Screen shot 2011-06-09 at 5.57.48 PM

http://www.pih.org/blog/entry/fighting-childhood-hunger-one-bar-at-a-time/

Of the 24,000 children that die every day from preventable diseases, 60 percent of those deaths are the result of malnutrition and could be avoided if children received the protein and nutrients necessary to help fight the diseases prevalent in the resource-poor countries where they live.

Among the most crucial tools used by Partners In Health to combat childhood malnutrition are ready-to-use foods, such as enriched peanut butter, that provide the essential nutrients needed to save a starving child’s life.

Getting these food packs into the hands of children who need them is the mission of 2 Degrees, a health …

Monica Landy – Yale University Campus Director

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2 Degrees Campus Director Monica Landy speaks about her work at Yale University.