Welcoming the April & May RCP Newborns in Tanzania
What’s more fun than BABIES? In this series, we focus on the newest members of the Reaching Children’s Potential (RCP) Demonstration Program in Tanzania — newborns. In this post, we welcome three babies born in April and May 2022! Their moms joined the program to provide them a healthy start at life, and the nutrition and care needed to grow strong and realize their potential. Global Volunteers’ RCP Program helps parents deliver essential services to eliminate child stunting in the Ukwega Ward. It’s a child-focused, parent-driven, family-centered, and community-led comprehensive effort beginning with pregnancy, and continuing through the 18th birthday, with a focus on the first 1,000 days of life.
Three beautiful babies were born to RCP mothers in April and May at the Ipalamwa General Clinic. RCP moms are encouraged to give birth at Global Volunteers’ healthcare facility and are invited to stay in the guest house before and after the birth. Please join us in welcoming Morine, Yudith, and Nuru!
Morine Wihale was born on April 10 to RCP mom Rose Kihongosi from Mkalanga village. Morine weighed 6 pounds 3 ounces, had a head circumference of 12.2 inches, and measured 16.5 inches long. Baby girl Morine has four siblings: brother Anod (age 14), sister Agness (age 13), sister Stella (age 8), and sister Kryness (age 6). Rose joined the RCP Program in July 2018.
Yudith Nossa was born on April 12 to RCP mom Aika Kiungo from Ipalamwa village. Yudith weighed 7 pounds 1 ounce, had a head circumference of 13 inches, and measured 19.3 inches long. Baby girl Yudith has an older brother, Mikael, who is three years old. Yudith joined the RCP Program in April 2020.
Nuru Chumbula was born on May 17 to RCP mom Jerida Kitosi from Mkalanga village. Nuru weighed 6 pounds 13 ounces, had a head circumference of 13.6 inches, and measured 18.5 inches long. Baby girl Nuru is the first born in her family. Jerida joined the RCP Program in April 2022.
Welcome to the world, babies!
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