Welcoming the January 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 January 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 January 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 Caroline, Jackline, and Even — all the first born babies in their families and born three days in a row!
Caroline Nyamoga was born on January 6 to RCP mom Grace Cornelius from Ipalamwa village. Caroline weighed 6 pounds 6 ounces, had a head circumference of 13.8 inches, and measured 18.9 inches long. Baby girl Caroline is the first born in her family. Grace joined the RCP Program in October 2021 when she was six months pregnant with Caroline.
Jackline Amos was born on January 7 to RCP mom Prisca Yalenzi from Mkalanga village. Jackline weighed 6 pounds, had a head circumference of 13.4 inches, and measured 19.7 inches long. Baby girl Jackline is the first born in her family. Prisca joined the RCP Program in October 2021 when she was six months pregnant with Jackline.
Even Emmanuel was born on January 8 to RCP mom Wema Makilika from Ukwega village. Even weighed 6 pounds 3 ounces, had a head circumference of 14.2 inches, and measured 19.3 inches long. Baby boy Even is the first born in his family. Wema joined the RCP Program in June 2021 when she was two months pregnant with Even.
Welcome to the world, babies!
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