Meds & Food for Kids (MFK) [electronic resource] : RUTF (Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food) in Haiti / Ardhendu Shekhar Singh, Dilip Ambarkhane & Bhama Venkataramani
- Singh, Ardhendu Shekkar
- [London] : SAGE, 2016.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white, and colour).
- Additional Creators:
- Ambarkhane, Dilip and Venkataramani, Bhama
- SAGE knowledge. Cases
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- Meds & Food for Kids (MFK) was founded in 2003 by Dr. Patricia Wolff with a mission to save the lives of malnourished children in Haiti using locally manufactured ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF). MFK also trains employees and vendors to improve their productivity. It uses local agricultural produce such as peanuts, thereby increasing employment and income generation from agriculture in the country. MFK works in coordination with the Haitian government, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and non-governmental organizations such as UNICEF and the World Bank. Starting in a small church room, by 2012 MFK had established a full manufacturing plant with an investment of $732,034 and a capacity of treating 80,000 children per year. This case study discusses this topic.
- 9781473977693 (ebook)
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