Maharashtra

Maharashtra

Maharashtra state has some of the worst nutritional indicators in India, with around a fifth of all children under five suffering from stunting because of malnutrition.

 

Maharashtra state has some of the worst nutritional indicators in India, with around a fifth of all children under five suffering from stunting because of malnutrition. There are many factors which contribute to the situation: including challenges relating the nutritional status of women, poor reproductive health, insufficient pre- and post-natal care, low birth weight, lack of awareness about the importance of breastfeeding, poor hygiene, inadequate sanitation facilities and unsafe drinking water.

For the children living in the slums of Mumbai, located in Maharashtra state, the situation is critical.

 

Govandi

Integrated Outpatient Therapeutic Center (OTC) based model

  • 533 malnourished children
  • 3 slum pockets of Govandi
  • 52,790 population covered

Palghar

Curative Outpatient Therapeutic Center (OTC) based model

  • 1500 malnourished children
  • 59 Viallages
  • 83,000 population covered

Dharni

Integrated model (Program recently commenced)

  • 2000 malnourished children (over a 3 year period)
  • 37 villages to be covered
  • 45,000 population to be covered

All of these community activities are implemented in partnership with Agnanwadi workers and helpers, local leaders, women’s groups, school teachers, community health workers and other key community stakeholders.

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