Malnutrition, child deaths, maternal deaths, and deaths in age group of 16-60 years are very high in Melghat. Our integrated approach will reduce malnutrition and deaths in Melghat tribal area. Due to our interventions we could reduce severe malnutrition, child mortality, maternal mortality, and deaths in 16-60 years age group by more than 70%, 64%,75% & 50% respectively. Our trained Village Health Workers & doctors are treating poor tribal, supplying nutrition & doing behavior change communtion
Very high severe Malnutrition (prevalence >20%) & tribal deaths [Under 5 children mortality rate >90 per 1000 live births, Infant Mortality rate>70 per 1000 live births. age specific mortality rate 16-60 years >450 per Lakh population]. Inadequate health care system, superstitions & lack of basic facilities-roads, transportation, communication, electricity & >75% people are below poverty line. Making situation worst. Project will benefit 90000 people.
We will treat > 2000 patients (children, pregnant ladies & adults) in hospitals & tribal villages. 'MAHAN' will provide therapeutic food as per WHO guideline & medicine to malnourished children & patients. We will conduct behavior change communication of tribal for nutrition, health & hygiene. Nutrition farms will be developed in 15000 house holds. Ambulance facilities will be provided for transportation of serious patients. Government policies will be improved. 100 female will be trained.
Your continuous support will save 2000 tribal people. It will reduce severe malnutrition, maternal mortality & adult deaths by >35%. 'Nutrition Farms' will provide sustainable long term solution to 15000 families. Government will modify their policies across India to save >1 Million poor tribal. Behavior change communication will impart positive lifestyle to >10000 tribal families & prevent malnutrition & deaths for long period. Hundred tribal female will be empowered.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).