Child Health & Nutrition

The Program aims to reduce malnutrition in children in Mumbai's slums. This model follows the cycle of prevention, early identification and treatment by improving feeding practices of young children amongst mothers and establishing Day Care Centres where severely malnourished children are treated.

It partners with the existing Govt Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) that runs Anganwadis which addresses malnutrition in children under 6 years.

Impacts

  • 57,000 houses mapped under micro planning
  • Screened 9200 children under 3 years of age in five beats with 7000 0 - 3 years old children in our database
  • Carry out anthropometry for 70% children every month along with ICDS
  • 100% home visits to Severely Acute Malnourished (SAM) children
  • Malnutrition brought down by 47% in SAM children from October 2012 - March 2013
  • Use of mobile technology to collect data by field staff.
  • Opened 4 DCCs. One more opening by July end 2013.
  • Conducted more than 250 group meetings and reached out to more than 1000 pregnant and lactating women through such meetings.

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