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On a nutrition mission


On a nutrition mission
Lincoln Journal Star

She said she had always wanted to do mission work, and upon joining she found retired pediatrician Dr. Charles Erickson, from Lincoln, who was leading a group to Africa to help families meet water, nutrition and agriculture needs.This year, after identifying Muzya, a rural health clinic in Zambia, as their destination, the two set out to build awareness about proper nutrition among the families of that area.Pairing with a group from Canada, they embarked May 11 on a four-week journey.Muzya is surrounded by four other health posts, which are staffed with two trained community health workers.âWe chose Muzya because we knew with the structure and organization it had there was a bigger chance for better outcomes,â Zimmerman said. "It had the leadership to make sure this got done.

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