Armed with the survey results and encouraged by the continued support of Avantha Foundation, Naandi is partnering with state governments and local communities to implement action plans that can demonstrate a decline in child malnutrition rates over next three years. Accordingly, one block each in Odisha, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh has been selected for this effort.
The confidence that it is possible to significantly improve nutrition status of children and mothers in these three blocks, and create a replicable template stems from the evidence (see below) we have gathered from a unique action research project for child development called Project Bachpan. This was implemented by us in Ratlam district of Madhya Pradesh in partnership with the World Bank and Government of Madhya Pradesh.
Bachpan covers 114 villages in the Ratlam district, Bajna block.
WHAT PROJECT BACHPAN ACHIEVED:
Children attending Anganwadi Centres:
2010 : 32% / 2012 : 72%
Registration of pregnant women:
2010 : 67% / 2012 : 96%
Anganwadi Centres providing regular counseling for pregnant women and lactating mothers:
2010 : 24% / 2012 : 77%
Centers with regular growth monitoring:
2010 : 26% / 2012 : 71%
Malnutrition has come down by 90%
Naandi is partnering with state governments and local communities to implement action plans that can demonstrate a decline in child malnutrition rates over next three years.