Malnutrition Eradication Program, Madhya Pradesh, India

RMF's Childhood Malnutrition Treatment and Prevention Initiative boasts the largest field presence of any NGO working in malnutrition in the region, a result of strong partnerships with government, NGOs, business, and most importantly, local communities. Madhya Pradesh carries India's highest malnutrition burden, with 60% of its children under 5 malnourished - approximately 6 million children whose futures are at risk. We decided to attack the problem head on by focusing our efforts on 600 of the worst hit villages across 5 districts. Our strategy is to close the gap between the resources available and the families who need them by focusing on the basics of malnutrition awareness, identification, treatment, and prevention and inserting simple, but innovative technologies and practices.

Initiative Updates

June 4, 2012
Project Goal To reduce the prevalence of underweight children under 5 years old and to reduce child mortality from malnutrition by strengthening communities and village level government facilities’ capacity to identify, treat, and prevent...
December 2, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011 was the first time I met Sonu. To me, he was a picture on a PowerPoint presentation, a picture that continues to shock me today. Sonu came into our program 15 months ago while I was in Delhi working on streamlining our...
November 16, 2011
Click on link below to watch Phil Ebiner's video documentary about Asha, one of the children treated by our Malnutrition Eradication Program. http://www.realmedicinefoundation.org/video/india-asha-documentary-by-phil-ebiner  ...
November 10, 2011
Project Goal: To reduce the prevalence of underweight children under 5 years old and to reduce child mortality from malnutrition by strengthening communities and village level government facilities’ capacity to identify, treat, and...