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.
May 12, 2016

Progress report February 2016 to April 2016

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

During the three months (1st February 2016 to 30th April 2016), 63 malnourished children were admitted (31 Boys and 32 Girls). In this particular period, we have successfully discharged 56 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.

We also have done capacity building of mothers and family on health, hygiene and nutrition in both NRC.

Impact story of a child

Name of the child – Pari

Father’s Name – Bhola

Mother’s name –  Minta

Block – Mahua

Age-  12 months

Minta and her husband Bhola lives in a village, she has only 2 children. Her husband is a rickshaw puller and due to his meager earning they lives in a rented house. Bhola gives very few earning to her wife as he was addicted to drugs. Since minta has to manage family expenses with that earning only, her daughter Pari got malnourished due to lack of nutritious food and breastfeeding.  One day Asha worker advised Minta to take her child to the NRC.  

When Pari came to NRC her details were:-

Weight – 5.00 Kg

MUAC – 10.0

Height- 65 cm

On the very first day when Doctor examined Pari, every bone of her body was visible but her appetite was good. Then she was fed with F-75 and her mother counseled regarding proper way of breast feeding.  Due to which her appetite started improving within 4 days. Later she was fed with F100 and mix diet which help her in gaining weight.   Subsequent to the proper treatment from NRC, her targeted weight was achieved within 14 days. Minta was really glad by seeing the improvement in her child. Now, Pari is healthy and doing fine.

 At the day of discharge:-

Weight – 5.79 Kg

MUAC – 10.4

Height- 65.3 cm

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Location: Patna, Bihar - India
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Twitter: @NidanIndia
Mayank Jain
Project Leader:
Mayank Jain
Patna , Bihar India

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