In December, we’ll start working with the RWAZA HEALTH CENTER, in Rwanda, using MANA to treat 10-15 children who are suffering from severe acute malnutrition. Treatment lasts 6 weeks, and we’ll document changes in the health of the children. Stay tuned for updates and photos!...

Earlier this week I traveled to UNICEF’s Supply Division headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark for a meeting to discuss UNICEF’s upcoming Request for Proposal (RFP) for Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF). Two of my teammates from MANA US also traveled to Copenhagen, so it was great to...

Yesterday I looked at three facilities. The first was part of an auto dealership and repair garage. The space was actually okay and definitely had potential; however, access for large trucks would be through the repair garage. Additionally, I was concerned about the environmental surroundings...

A variety of world leaders recently met in New York City to discuss progress to the Millennium Development Goals, a series of goals agreed to by members of the United Nations in 2000 that are designed to end poverty, its causes, and symptoms by 2015. While...

According to the International Medical Corps, there are almost 40,000 children under the age of five who are in danger of dying due to severe acute malnutrition in Burundi at any given moment. We hope that MANA’s production in Rwanda will help to serve these...

World Food Day is October 16, and observance is as important as ever. As reported last month, the United Nations reported that nearly one billion people in the world are suffering from the effects of undernourishment, a subset of which is severe acute malnutrition -...

By the end of the week, I had looked at a total of one – count ‘em: one – possible factory locations for MANA. I have at least five lined up for next week, however. I learned a lot about the informal process for attempting...

Number plates. I received them today, and they were promptly riveted to the truck. The plates cost 130,400 RwF ($221). Riveting was only $3.50. Thanks for sticking with me through the saga. You won’t hear anything else about number plates! Now, on to the next...

19 September 2010 This is going to be an exciting week as I start to look at potential factory locations. There has been a bunch of administrative work up to this point just to be able to get around and for my family to be somewhat...