We first wrote about Baby Mamie in March. Mamie was brought by her mother to the outreach in Tikonkoh, and was discovered to be so malnourished she needed to be admitted to Mercy Hospital. After spending two weeks at Mercy, she was enrolled in Mercy's Nutrition Program and sent home. Every month Mercy's Outreach team returns to Tikonkoh to weigh and measure Mamie and hundreds of children just like her, chart her progress, and give her another month's worth of Sierramix, a nutritional supplement similar to Plumpy'nut. Mercy's Outreach Program serves eleven villages surrounding the Bo community.
We're happy to report that Mamie continues to slowly gain weight, and already appears much healthier and stronger. We'll be tracking Mamie regularly, so stay tuned!