Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, with a shocking 80% of the population living below the poverty line. 50% of households live on less than $1 a day and the young children and toddlers suffer severe malnutrition. To address the critical nutrition needs of Haiti’s children, Dr. Patricia Wolff founded Meds & Food for Kids (MFK), a non-profit organization that develops, produces, and distributes highly nutritious foods, including the gold-standard Ready-To-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF, or “Medika Mamba,” “Peanut Butter Medicine” as it is known in Haiti). To further invest in the country’s development, the organization makes their food products in Haiti, using Haitian workers and whenever possible, Haitian raw materials.
On this program, Dr. Patricia Wolff shares the challenges and rewards she faces in her vital work in Haiti with MFK. Dr. Wolff is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine and President of Forest Park Pediatrics in St. Louis, Missouri. She has been listed in the U.S. News & World Report of Best Doctors every year since 2002. She founded MFK in 2003, and as its Executive Director, she divides her time equally between St. Louis and Haiti.
To learn more about Dr. Patricia Wolff, please visit www.DrPatriciaWolff.com!