Village Health Sanitation and Nutrition Committee (VHSNC) training in association with Asha workers
Date, Venue, and Participants:
- 2/5/19 Harohalli – 29 Participants
- 3/5/19 Marasandra 27 Participants
- 4/5/19 Mudenahalli 25 Participants
- 9/5/19 Harohalli 32 Participants
- 10/5/19 Medamaranahalli 30 Participants
- 11/5/19 Badesabaradoddi 20 Participants
- 16/5/19 Hosagabbadi 29 Participants
- 17/5/19 Paruvaianapalya 19 Participants
- 18/5/19 Kaggalahalli 27 Participants
- 23/5/19 Edamadu 23 Participants
- 24/5/19 Vaderahalli 26 Participants
The Village Health Sanitation and Nutrition Committee (VHSNC) play a vital role in implementing the major initiatives that are planned through the Village Health Plan. It can also be considered as a platform through which all the identified village-level needs are fulfilled.
Presently the Harohalli hobli having a total of 11 VHSNC (Such as Harohalli town-2, Marasandra, Mudenahalli, Medamaranahalli, Badesabaradoddi, Hosagabbadi, Paruvaianapalya, Kaggalhalli, Edamadu, and Vaderahalli.). All these VHSNCs facilitated to contribute to addressing the issues related to health and nutrition aspects of the women in the community. All these VHSNCs are also provided with awareness about Anemia and it complications and the importance of nutrition, especially for women and girls.
In General, each VHSNC consists of 12-15 members. Panchayat Raj Institution member plays the vital role of the president and ASHA is the convener or member secretary of the concerned VHSNC. Altogether a total of 131 VHSNC members and 156 women SHG members in the villages were made aware of the Anemia condition and the importance of nutrition food. The participants expressed their happiness about the awareness program and thanked the organizers.
Some of the important Roles and Responsibilities of VHSN are as follows
- Create awareness about nutritional issues and the significance of nutrition as an important determinant of health.
- Carry out a survey on nutritional status and nutritional deficiencies in the village especially among women and children.
- Identify locally available foodstuffs of high nutrient value as well as disseminate and promote best practices (traditional wisdom) congruent with local culture, capabilities and physical environment through a process of community consultation.
- Inclusion of Nutritional needs in the Village Health Plan – The committee will do an in-depth analysis of causes of malnutrition at the community and household levels, by involving the ANM, AWW, ASHA, and ICDS Supervisors.
- Monitoring and Supervision of Village Health and Nutrition Day to ensure that it is organized every month in the village with the active participation of the whole village.
- Facilitate early detection of malnourished children in the community; Refer to the nearest Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) as well as follow up for sustained outcome.
- Supervise the functioning of Anganwadi Centre (AWC) in the village and facilitate its working in improving the nutritional status of women and children.
SHG Training on Anemia