Shaping the framework of Poshan Abhiyan

SHAPING THE FRAMEWORK OF THE NATIONAL NUTRITION MISSION

On 8th March 2018 the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, launched the National Nutrition Mission with targets to reduce stunting, under-nutrition, anemia (among young children, women and adolescent girls) and low birth weight. The program will benefit over 10 crore people and cover all the districts in a phased manner.

Action Against Hunger is honored to have played an active role in shaping the guidelines and forming policies for the nutrition mission in India. As a part of our advocacy efforts, we have been mobilizing public opinion by bringing together Government representatives at the national, state, district and block level, development partners, media, and the general Indian population at large to drive positive action for better nutrition

CHAMPIONING THE MISSION

As experts on acute malnutrition, Action Against Hunger is involved in 4 components of the National Nutrition Mission.

Convergence: Creating block and district level synergies between ICDS, NHM, Tribal Affairs, Information and Broadcasting, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.

Behavioural change: Generating momentum via the media, members of the PRIs, and grassroots level influencers towards effective jan andolan and effective community based events to adopt better health and nutrition care practices.

Innovations: Engage PRI and grassroots level influencers, develop innovative evidence packages to ensure enhanced knowledge dissemination and cascade.

Training and capacity building: Partake in the Incremental Learning Approach (ILA) for guidelines, training modules, trainings and e-ILA to facilitate sector meetings and resource groups at block and district level.

National Nutrition Mission

OUR IMPACT

EVERY 2ND CHILD IN INDIA IS ANEMIC

EVERY 3RD CHILD IS STUNTED (TOO SHORT FOR THEIR AGE)

EVERY 5TH CHILD IS WASTED (TOO THIN FOR THEIR HEIGHT)

ADDRESSING AN EMERGENCY

9 million children in India suffer from severe acute malnutrition, the worst form of hunger. 1 million children die due to malnutrition related causes.

This translates into an entire generation with below par physical and mental development; a huge risk to India’s economic growth and progress.

But the good news is that we can stop children from dying of hunger. Action Against Hunger has been working tirelessly since its inception in 2012 to address this emergency situation.

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Action Against Hunger

We have impacted the lives of 700,000 people across 680 villages. We work with children, adolescent girls and boys, pregnant and lactating mothers, male caretakers and Government front-line workers. Our approach is to tackle both the causes and effects of malnutrition, thereby our programs are both curative and preventive.

What makes us unique is our technical expertise, our multi thematic approach combining nutrition, sanitation, water and food security and our partnerships with local Governments on a macro, meso and micro level yo integrate our work in policies and institutions

We work in Mumbai, Palghar and Amravati districts in Maharashtra, Baran in Rajasthan and Dhar district in Madhya Pradesh.

2,37,583

people counselled through 22,030 community sessions

90,000

children under 5 years of age screened for signs of acute malnutrition

16,000

malnourished children treated

13,000

Government frontline workers trained on identifying signs of malnutrition

10,000

pregnant and lactating women counseled and educated on nutrition and hygiene

747

trained on malnutrition treatment protocol

40

Government structures such as AWC's and MTC's strengthened

5

5 MOU's with 4 State Governments

PARTNER WITH US

Political commitment is essential to eradicating child hunger.

With the impetus that the Government has provided through the National Nutrition Mission, we are now well placed to champion the fight against child hunger and realise the necessary changes towards creating a hunger free India.

With you on board, we will succeed in enhancing the quality and impact of our work and make a meaningful contribution in our mission to see children grow up strong, and build prosperous communities.

We appeal to you to join hands with Action Against Hunger and be a key player in this campaign.

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