Malnutrition Eradication Program 2014-2015
® Operational Area
® Activities / Objectives of Planned Program
® Work form of Health Workers
® Active Program - Activities
® Organizational Work
® Result obtained under Malnutrition EradicationProgram
® Co-operation received for Malnutrition EradicationProgram
Malnutrition ratio isquite high in the rural freeholds of Thane and Palghar district, especially intribal areas. Thousands of children die every year due to malnutrition. Keepingan eye on this awful reality, the work has been started on pilot elements ofmalnutrition eradication in the rural freeholds of Jawhar, Mokhada, Wada andVikramgad through the constructive parliament.
3 gram panchayats from the freeholds of Jawhar, Mokhada, Wada andVikramgad where the percentage of malnutrition is more were selected with thehelp of the workers of the organization and a total of 12 gram panchayats havebeen selected and the work of malnutrition eradication has begun since a yearwith the help of the active local female social workers. The work report of themalnutrition eradication programme is being presented here.
District: - Palghar
Freeholds: - (1) Jawhar (2) Mokhada (3) Wada (4) Vikramgad
Gram Panchayats: -
Jawhar: - (1) Nyahale K. (2) Nyahale B. (3) Gorthan
Mokhada: - (1) Khoch (2) Dolhara (3) Aadoshi
Wada: - (1) Pali-Posheri (2) Palsai (3) Ogada
Vikramgad: - (1) Deharje (2) Kurjhe (3) Kew
vActivities / Objectives of Planned Program
® Assigning Health workers
® Malnutrition Eradication Training Camp forSurveyors
® Malnutrition Eradication Family Survey(Basic Survey)
® Training Camp for Health Workers
® Training Camps for AASHA Workers, AanganwadiVolunteers, Helpers and Mentors
® Awareness Camps for Adolescent Girls,Pregnant women, Lactating Mothers and Malnourished Children
® Awareness Gatherings, Meetings, Seminars
® Awareness for the Ban on Child Marriage
® Child Care Awareness
® Feeding Awareness
® Addiction Cessation Awareness
® Superstition Eradication
® Effective Implementation of EmploymentGuarantee Scheme
® Delivering Government Plans to Beneficiaries
® Awareness Gatherings
- Healthy Diet
- Child Marriage
v Work process of Health Workers
The active local women health workers selected with the help of the workers of the organization for the Malnutrition eradication program of the constructive parliament in the assigned operational area of the project have been explained extensively the process of conducting the work of malnutrition eradication and today they are taking care of the malnutrition eradication work with zest along with their own household responsibilities.
The following work has been carried out and is being carried out through the selected (12) health workers under the malnutrition eradication program.
® Checking Weight and height of the children at Aanganwadi and keeping its record in the register.
® Checking Weight and height of malnourished children and maintaining its record.
® Visiting each and every Aanganwadi and inspecting the quality of diet provided to the children and whether the food is cooked properly or not? Whether food is tasty or not?
Similarly, checking whether the children between age group 0 to 3, pregnant women and lactating mothers are getting T.H.R. diet or not.
® Meeting malnourished children and their parents and counseling parents about the health of their kids. Guiding parents for their children’s intake and how children should have their diet etc.
® Conducting meetings with the pregnant women and providing them guidance about the precautions to be taken during pregnancy, taking advice and check-up from the doctor on a regular basis, delivering the child in a hospital, taking Iron tablets, tonics and other medicines as per the advice of the doctor etc.
® Meeting adolescent girls face to face and educating them about their health by taking sittings.
® Parents are being counseled to take their children of age group 0 to 5 for vaccination.
® Meeting and taking sittings of lactating mothers and guiding them about how to feed their infant, how many times to feed in a day, until what age to feed, when to start giving other healthy foods apart from mother’s milk to the kid.
® Helping the pregnant women to reach hospital or nursing home for delivery.
® Counseling parents to take their severely malnourished children to government’s V.C.D.C. or C.T.C. centre for their treatment.
The above mentioned work has been carried out and is still being carried out by the health workers on a daily basis. Our main emphasis has been on the counseling of parents of the malnourished children, creating awareness among people and on providing good quality food at the Aanganwadis.
Constructive Parliament – Program Activities or remarkable works furnished under Malnutrition Eradication Program
® Workshop on the topic of “Malnutrition” for Union Organization activists or incumbents
After deciding to begin the work of malnutrition eradication through the medium of the constructive parliament, a one day workshop was conducted on the subject of malnutrition at Usgaon, Dongri for the office bearers and the workers of the constructive parliament and the working organization. The following group discussions and presentations were taken in the mentioned topics at this workshop.
1) What are the causes of malnutrition found in our society?
2) Measures to reduce malnutrition in Pada village.
3) What are the government’s plans to eliminate malnutrition?
4) What are the measures to utterly eradicate malnutrition?
5) What you should do as an organization?
6) What are the obstacles in the development of rural areas?
The layout was framed after group discussion on these topics.