USING TECHNOLOGY TO ARREST MALNUTRITION
We recently partnered with Germany’s Welthungerhilfe and Microsoft for a pilot project using artificial intelligence to tackle malnutrition among children.
As part of this project we will be screening 10,000 children in the states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan using an app called as Child Growth Monitor, developed by Welthungerhilfe and powered by Microsoft’s Azure and AI services. This app identifies the signs of malnutrition in children through a camera based 3D scan and can be used by health workers on ground to save time and provide crucial lifesaving treatment to children.
You can read more about this in the following publications:
- The Times of India – Germany’s Welthungerhilfe partners Microsoft for pilot project in India to tackle malnutrition – January 17, 2019
- Business Standard – Germany’s Welthungerhilfe partners Microsoft for pilot project in India to tackle malnutrition – January 17, 2019
- The Indian Express – This new app will track malnutrition in India with the help of Microsoft’s AI – January 18, 2019
- Microsoft – Child Growth Monitor: Using AI to solve world hunger and malnutrition – January 17, 2019
This platform will help us in early identification of children suffering from malnutrition thereby reducing treatment time. On a successful pilot, this will become part of all our programs in the near future.