INMED Andes: Intestinal Worm Medication

Our team at INMED Andes is busily facilitating the distribution of intestinal worm medication to children in 3rd – 5th grade in 3 regions of Peru—regions also hard hit by the recent flooding. In an effort to formulate more effective prevention interventions in communities, schools and health facilities, the team is conducting detailed surveys to evaluate the impact of their deworming efforts. Community health agents are interviewing children and their parents to collect information about habits, attitudes and practices in relation to the factors that lead to parasitic infection in addition to collecting baseline blood and fecal samples to detect the prevalence of anemia, which can result from ongoing infection.… Read the rest...

INMED South Africa: Drip Irrigation System

Last week, INMED South Africa installed a drip irrigation system under the newly installed shade canopy for the Pella Food Garden farming co-op, which is composed of five tenacious women, including Grandma Ester (pictured here with granddaughter Tassie). Temperatures last week exceeded 100 degrees F—hardly ideal conditions for farming. That didn’t stop the INMED team, or a curious onlooker, from forging ahead.

With the support of Old Mutual, INMED is installing a commercial-scale aquaponic system as well as training the co-op members in adaptive agriculture techniques. Stay tuned for more updates this week.

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INMED’s Crescer Saudável (Growing Healthy) Program in Petrolina, Brazil

Videographers documenting the launch of INMED’s Crescer Saudável (Growing Healthy) program for preschool-age children in Petrolina, Brazil will soon release a video to the public. In partnership with the Monsanto Fund, this program is being administered by INMED Brasil to establish gardens in pre-schools and provide nutrition education for children, teachers and health professionals to encourage lifelong healthy eating habits, both in schools and in the community. The program will serve more than 58,000 people in Petrolina. In these photos, children in a preschool on the island of Massangano were served healthy snacks. Stay tuned for the video!

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