First, we must treat malnourished kids with our proven Ready-to-Use-Therapeutic Food product, Medika Mamba (Peanut Butter Medicine in Haitian Creole).
Two-and-a-half year old Marie-Ange was admitted to the Medika Mamba treatment program at the Haiti Rescue center weighing 13 lbs. Her seven-year-old brother, Ronel, and sister Wideline were admitted as well. Marie-Ange’s parents worked for two weeks to get together the $1.60 US, so they could have medical charts made for the children. After Medika Mamba treatment, Marie weighed a healthy 20 lbs and graduated from the program along with her brother and sister.
What's in Medika Mamba?
Medika Mamba is a RUTF (Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food) made of ground roasted peanuts, powdered milk, cooking oil, sugar, vitamins and minerals.
How long does treatment take?
A typical treatment program for one child lasts 6-8 weeks and takes 25 pounds of Medika Mamba.
How effective is Medika Mamba?
Within six weeks of starting treatment, 85% of children on Medika Mamba recover, far better than the 25% survival rate with older milk-based treatments.
How much does treatment cost?
$69 covers the cost of a full Medika Mamba treatment, saving the life of one child.
For organizations looking to purchase Medika Mamba for use in their programs, find treatment protocol information here.