People are ready to work, but with few training programs and educational opportunities available, many are hindered by limited knowledge and outdated resources. When Meds & Food for Kids can share knowledge and train workers in specific areas, not only are we meeting our need for people who can help us effectively deliver our mission, but we are also building human capacity.
Miss Gourges, a nurse, has overseen the pediatric malnutrition clinic managed by Meds & Food for Kids at Justinien Hospital, Cap Haitian, since 2007. After learning about Medika Mamba’s success rate and the protocols for admission and treatment in the program, Miss Gourges now evaluates children, admits them to the program and monitors their progress. She educates mothers about good nutrition, clean water, and general health issues. Her no-nonsense demeanor communicates to the mothers the importance of their role in bringing their children back to health.