Preventing Anemia and other malnutrition issues among children and women

By Association for Sustainable Community Development (ASSCOD)

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Summary

Women in our society are often entrusted with all the household chores, they are expected to look after their partner, children and family members. More often than not it is a tedious and tiresome responsibility that continues 24*7. It is also well documented that women’s nutritional food intake is often not adequate due to inherent bias and inaccessibility, especially in impoverished households where resources are limited. In general, women’s health and nutrition are not prioritized. In India this manifests through a high probability of anemia in women and adolescent girls. Anemia is a condition in which one lacks an adequate amount of healthy red blood cells to carry adequate amount of oxygen to your body tissues. Symptoms may include fatigue, skin pallor, shortness of breath, dizziness or a fast heartbeat. India has one of the highest prevalence (53%) of anemia among women (between 15 to 49 years) in the world. Anemia in women affects the health and nutrition status of children as the conditions of anemia are only likely to worsen during pregnancy. In the state of Tamil Nadu especially, 54.8 per cent women aged around 15-49 years and 50.4 per cent of children under 5 years of age are reported to be anemic according to the latest National Family Health Survey.

INDIAdonates with its on-ground partner ASSCOD is working towards reducing and preventing anemia amongst women, especially pregnant women and lactating mothers as well as their children, in Chengalpattu village in Kanchipuram district of Tamil Nadu. Through this campaign, 160 women and 80 children from resource-poor families with low hemoglobin levels (hemoglobin less than 7) will receive support for one year.

  • Women and their children will be taken to the hospital for regular hemoglobin tests
  • Nutritional kits will be provided to the pregnant women, mothers and their children
  • Awareness activities will be conducted with family members and larger community on nutritional food practices

Let us come together and gift these women and their children a healthy life.

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Particulars

No. Of Units

Unit Cost

Frequency

Total Cost

 

1

Cost for awareness program

4

1500

1

6000

 

2

Travel expenses of beneficiaries for haemoglobin test.

80

60

1

4800

 

3

Nutritional Kit for women: Manna health Mix 500 grams
Dates
Horlicks 500Gms
Britannia Milk Biscuits

160

500

3

2,40,000

 

4

Nutritional Kit for children: Manna health Mix 500 grams
Dates
Horlicks 500Gms
Britannia Milk Biscuits

80

500

3

1,20,000

 

5

Operational and administrative cost

 

 

 

18,540

 

6

Monitoring and Documentation Cost

 

 

 

35,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,24,340

 

 

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About the NGO

Association for Sustainable Community Development (ASSCOD)

Association for Sustainable Community Development is a non-profit voluntary organization operating in the rural areas of Tamilnadu since 1994. Our organization helps in promoting and developing the socio-economic conditions of people in rural communities. Initially, our priority was to provide healthcare facilities to people living in remote areas, and then we shifted our focus to empowering rur...read more

No.15, West Pillaiyar Koil Street,Karunguzhi Post, Madurantakam Taluk, Chengalpattu District, Tamilnadu State, PIN : 603303

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