Fighting the effects of malnutrition in the Dominican Republic

Nutritional care and expert medical monitoring for 222 children

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The Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos Foundation in San Pedro de Macorís is carrying out a project which offers housing, support, education, medical attention and care for children without resources, in a safe and warm family atmosphere.

Fundacion MAPFRE has been working with NPH on this project for the last 6 years, collaborating on a nutritional program directed at the most vulnerable children, aiming to counteract the negative effects that child malnutrition produces in the short and long term.

The program, which looks after 222 boys and girls, includes rigorous monitoring to track the children’s growth, a selection of daily menus specifically adapted to their needs and strict program reviews, as well as expert medical follow-up by the center’s team.

The Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos organization began in 1954, in Mexico, where the first center was set up. More than 18,500 girls and boys with health and malnutrition problems have passed through NPH homes over the last 64 years.

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