ANNA K WALSH
CASA JACKSON A N T I G UA , G U A T E M A L A
The internationally-renowned “Casa Jackson Center for Malnourished Infants”, supported by Gene and Sue Jackson of Dickinson, ND and benefactors worldwide. Chronic malnourishment plagues Guatemala with greater frequency and severity than any other Latin American country.
Estimates suggest that over 50% of the children of the country are malnourished. The consequences of the condition include: stunted growth, brain damage, xerosis, follicular hyperkeratosis, fatigue, emotional distress, and death. Over half the children between one and five are afflicted with these conditions in Guatemala.
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.