Welcoming the February 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 five babies born in February 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.
Five beautiful babies were born to RCP mothers in February 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 Alen, Belinda, Hosea, and two newborn baby boys who are just a few days old and have not yet been named!
Alen Kihoo was born on February 3 to RCP mom Mariam Ngusi from Ukwega village. Alen weighed 5 pounds 8 ounces, had a head circumference of 13.8 inches, and measured 17.7 inches long. Baby boy Alen is the first born in his family. Mariam joined the RCP Program in November 2021 when she was six months pregnant with Alen.
Belinda Kasuga was born on February 17 to RCP mom Tegemea Lwanzali from Mkalanga village. Belinda weighed 6 pounds 8 ounces, had a head circumference of 13.4 inches, and measured 18.9 inches long. Baby girl Belinda has two older siblings: brother Yusufu (age 8) and sister Happy (age 6). Tegemea joined the RCP Program in August 2021 when she was three months pregnant with Belinda.
Hosea Mhehe was born on February 24 to RCP mom Anjelina Kitosi from Ukwega village. Hosea weighed 6 pounds 13 ounces, had a head circumference of 13.8 inches, and measured 18.5 inches long. Baby girl Hosea is the first born in her family. Anjelina joined the RCP Program in August 2021 when she was three months pregnant with Hosea.
A beautiful baby boy was born on February 25 to RCP mom Jesmina Chusi from Lulindi village. This baby boy has not yet been named. He weighed 5 pounds 15 ounces, had a head circumference of 13.4 inches, and measured 18.9 inches long. Baby boy has three older siblings: brother Kalson (age 18), sister Jestina (age 14), and brother Falex (age 5). Jesmina joined the RCP Program at its inception in July 2017.
A beautiful baby boy was born on February 25 to RCP mom Paskalina Kahemela from Ukwega village. This baby boy has not yet been named. He weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces, had a head circumference of 13 inches, and measured 20.1 inches long. He is the first born in his family. Paskalina joined the RCP Program in December 2021 when she was seven months pregnant.
Welcome to the world, babies!
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