High population density, lack of water and proper sanitation result in polluted environments that adversely affect health, especially that of women and children. Our child health project running in the slums of Andheri East, Mumbai, in association with our NGO partner, Niramaya Health Foundation, aims to provide curative and preventive healthcare.
Medical intervention camps are conducted to track the status of malnourished children. Importantly, the children are monitored at every stage which has led to 50% recovering to healthy status. Pregnant and lactating women are provided with health supplements and are educated about the need for nutrition for themselves and their children. Our Interventions also involve health awareness and education sessions, health camps, health marker days and health libraries for the community.
We have reached out to over 49,000 people living in 19 communities of the Marol Pipeline.
Community peer leaders trained on maternal and child health care
Children between 0-5 years reached out to, through our intervention for malnutrition
Children reached out to through various nutrition, sanitation and immunisation programs
Readers from 82 health libraries benefited through the booklets on health related issues
Pregnant and lactating women reached