To Save Severe Malnourished Children in Bihar.

To Save Severe Malnourished Children in Bihar.
To Save Severe Malnourished Children in Bihar.
To Save Severe Malnourished Children in Bihar.
To Save Severe Malnourished Children in Bihar.
To Save Severe Malnourished Children in Bihar.
To Save Severe Malnourished Children in Bihar.

Project Report | Aug 9, 2016
Progress report May 2016 to July 2016

By Mayank Jain | Manager Marketing & Communication

We thank all our supporters for donating towards our campaign to save the lives of malnourished children. 

During the three months (1st May 2016 to 31st July 2016), 82 malnourished children were admitted (34 Boys and 48 Girls). In this particular period, we have successfully discharged 65 children. We make an effort to cure all children who are facing the problem of malnutrition.

The steps to cure a malnourished child:

  • Feeding of admitted SAM  child (As per protocol); Feed Preparation for admitted mothers; Provision of food to mother;
  • Administration of Medication: Albendazole, Vitamin– A, IFA, Zinc, Folic Acid, Magsulf, Potclor; Administration of Medication: Antibiotics,  Immunization etc.; Child friendly games and puzzles
  • Statistical analysis of: Follow up data extracted from community level. Comparative analysis of target weight status of last batches.

By following these steps, children who have achieved the target weight of 15% when discharged are asked to come for 4 follow ups to check if they are healthy or have they started losing weight.

NRC is also doing capacity building of mothers and family on health, hygiene and nutrition.

Impact story of a child

Name of the child – Shivani

Father’s Name – Arjun

Mother’s name –  Suman

Block – Mahua

Age-  34 months

Suman lives in a very poor family, she has two daughters and a son. Suman’s husband Arjun is a laborer, who earns scanty. Suman was also illiterate and didn’t know importance of basic hygiene and cleanliness. Her children often fall ill due to unhygienic surroundings.  Moreover, they are unable to feed their children properly as their earning was low consequently their daughter Shivani suffered from malnutrition.  Whenever ASHA worker visited her home she always advised Suman to take her daughter to NRC but her husband always refused to do so. One day Shivani suffered from severe fever and her condition declined to critical. Suman had no money to take her daughter to private doctor, so she took her to distant hospital. Over there, hospital didn’t admit her daughter instead of it they gave some medicine and let her go. Suman was not ready to go and started sniveling at the hospital gate. Coincidently, one of NRC coordinator visited the same hospital and saw her crying with daughter in hands. He explained her about services of NRC and she readily agrees. Then our coordinator took her to NRC.   

When Shivani admitted to NRC her details were:-

Weight – 5.50 Kg

MUAC – 8.5

Height- 71.6 cm

Immediately Doctor examined Shivani and she was diagnosed with fever, cold, liver infection, and diarrhea. According to Doctor’s guidelines she was fed with diet and medicines. On the 14th day her weight increased to 6.25 Kg and MUAC to 8.9. Her father came on the same day and was happy to see improvement in his child. Suman was also counseled about basic hygiene, hygiene maintenance, how to prepare nutritious diet for children using household grains and about family planning.  Shivani was discharged from NRC on 19th day, her parents was very thankful to NRC and said that if NRC wouldn’t have admitted Shivani on time she wouldn’t have survived.


At the day of discharge:-

Weight – 6.36 Kg

MUAC – 9.0

Height – 72 cm

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May 12, 2016
Progress report February 2016 to April 2016

By Mayank Jain | Manager Marketing & Communication

Feb 12, 2016
Project update November 2015 to January 2016

By Mayank Jain | Manager Marketing & Communication

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Location: Patna, Bihar - India
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Mayank Jain
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Mayank Jain
Patna , Bihar India

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