BANGUI, Central African Republic – Pierre’s mother died three years ago, soon after he was born. He lives with his father, Prosper, sister and grandmother in a little village outside Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic. Pierre’s father doesn’t have a job, their lives have been ripped apart by ongoing conflict in the country. Every day is a struggle to find enough to eat. Surviving mostly on dwindling supplies of corn that they could collect from a nearby farm, Pierre’s weight began to drop. By July 2018, he was regularly getting sick, refusing to eat and becoming emaciated. Worried that he couldn’t afford to go to the hospital, Prosper tried treating Pierre with traditional medicine, but he kept getting worse.