Medika Mamba Miracle: Meet Wesly

From MFK Nurse Educator, Magdalla Jacques Borgella
March 16, 2022


At seven months old, Wesly weighed just 10.7 LB and had edema, skin lesions, and a fever. After several appointments in private clinics, Wesly's condition only worsened.  A neighbor advised his mother to take him to a clinic with a malnutrition program for evaluation. 


Wesly was admitted into the program to be treated for severe acute malnutrition with complications. He spent two weeks in inpatient care at an MFK partner to receive treatment for the illnesses he was battling in addition to malnutrition and then completed twelve additional weeks of outpatient Medika Mamba treatment at a local clinic close to his home. Wesly graduated from the malnutrition program at a healthier weight of 15.4 LB. Wesly seemed like a new child to his mother, finally having the strength and energy to play with his family.


Wesly’s mother doesn’t have the exact words to thank everyone who played a part in saving her baby's life, but she is grateful for her son’s second chance.. ", She has also benefited from the nutrition education that she received while Wesly was in treatment.