Project #12530

Pediatric Services in Tribal Areas of Gujarat

by Gram Vikas Trust
Feb 11, 2013

Campaign against malnutrition in Bharuch

Campaign against malnutrition by the children
Campaign against malnutrition by the children

We started this activity from 4th September to 11th September’12 in our project villages. We called all DA for the training and guided them about the process. We also prepared some steps that DA had to follow during the campaign. The steps are.

1.DA would go to AWW to get data on 1 to 5 years old children.

2.CG would take measure of all those children with support of measuring tape  developed by unicef (MUAC) and find out nutritional status of the children.

3.DA would make a presentation  on chart paper and present that in parents and community meeting

4.CG would play a street play  on Health issue which script was provided  by SCBR

5.A small documentary film show on "Nutrition & Growth" will be screened at village level

6.PO will contact to district WASMO office to collect water testing kits.

7.To post a request letter to all political parties for inclusion of malnutrition issue in their election manifesto. 

We went through all these steps and completed the campaign. We also called media person from local channel such as Narmada News, CT news, IN Bharuch news. These entire news channels telecasted news in whole Bharuch District.

For water testing we had approached WASMO of Bharuch before programme started, they told us that the water testing equipment had already been given to Panchayat office in every village.  And if you want to test water here, we take Rs.300 for each sample. When we talk to Panchayat office, we found out that not a single panchayat office was given this kind of equipment by WASMO. Therefore we could not conduct water testing during the campaign. But in some villages village people accepted that there was a big problem of drinking water, village people decided to write to all political parties for giving surety to solve this problem. 


RED                   228                   4%

YELLOW           923                    16%

GREEN            4566                   80%

Total               5717                   100%

We had surveyed all 80 villages and covered all children between 1 to 5 years of age. We reached out to total 5717 children, includes 2888 boys and 2829 girls.  According to the survey total 228 children came into RED zone, 923 in yellow zone and 4566 are in green zone. So 4% children are in Red zone, 16% are in yellow zone. So we could say that 20% children are malnourished in our project villages.


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Gram Vikas Trust

Location: Bharuch, Gujarat - India
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Ramesh Kasondra
Bharuch, Gujarat India

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