Our work in Guatemala is growing! It is a great joy to introduce our newest Diaper Drop, Casa Jackson Hospital for Malnourished Children.
Casa Jackson is a registered hospital and provides intensive residential survival, medical, and long-term recovery-care to severely malnourished infants and children from across Guatemala. In addition, Casa Jackson volunteers and staff educate villages and families in proper health, hygiene, and nutrition practices.
Casa Jackson opened its doors in October 2008 welcoming children from all over the country in need of medical treatment and nutritional recovery. Since it opened they have successfully recovered more than 3,000 children and have provided outpatient treatment to more than 5,000 children who visit periodically to receive the nutritional guidelines for their recovery.
All the children who are living in at Casa Jackson are under a nutritional recovery program where they need to stay in Casa Jackson for about 6 to 7 weeks (time that it usually takes for them to reach their hundred percent of their weight and be ready to go home). Once they are discharged, they continue receiving follow up care to review and check how they are doing back home.
We’re excited to provide both cloth diapers for use at Casa Jackson, as well as for use in the outpatient programming!