Children
 India
Project #17997

To Save Severe Malnourished Children in Bihar.

by NIDAN
Vetted

Summary

Nidan is running a Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre in Bihar. The project helps severe and acute malnourished (SAM) children in the age group of 6 months to 60 months. It's a facility-based care which provides nutritious food & medication to children & mothers. They are discharged only after complete recovery. Mothers are trained on feed preparation, basic healthcare, hygiene and nutrition. So far Nidan has saved 1189 SAM children and wants to save more with your generous support.
$10,000
total goal
$1,746
remaining
93
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

The UN estimates that 2.1 million Indian children die every year before reaching the age of 5 -- four every minute. Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) is an important preventable and treatable cause of morbidity and mortality in children below five years of age in India. It is estimated that 8.33 per cent or 9,74,610 children in Bihar are severely and acutely malnourished and are at the highest risk of dying. Those children who are suffering from SAM would get benefit from the program.

Solution

Nutrition Rehabilitation Center (NRC) is a unit where children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) are treated. In NRC children are admitted and provided with medical and nutritional therapeutic, feed preparation for admitted mothers. Once discharged from the NRC, the child continues to be in the Nutrition Rehabilitation program till she/he attains the defined discharge criteria from the program.

Long-Term Impact

With NRC, Nidan aims to fight with the problem of malnutrition among the children in the age group of 6 months to 60 months in the state of Bihar, India. The long term objective is to save the SAM children from malnutrition and gradually decrease the infant mortality rate in the targeted areas of intervention. With your generous support Nidan will be able to save 100 SAM children. This, in return, will lead to healthy development of these children and of the whole community.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.nidan.in

Organization Information

NIDAN

Location: Patna, Bihar - India
Website: http:/​/​nidan.in/​nidanwp/​
Project Leader:
Mayank Jain
Patna, Bihar India

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