Status
Status:   Active
Active
 
Summary
Summary

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.

60% of children under 5 are malnourished. Approximately 6 million children are at risk.

Madhya Pradesh carries India’s highest malnutrition burden.

Action Plan
Action Plan

The Real Medicine Foundation (RMF) attacked the problem head on by focusing our efforts on 600 of the worst hit villages across 5 districts: Jhabua, Alirajpur, Khandwa, Khargone, and Barwani.

Our strategy is to close the gap between the resources available and the families who need them by working closely with the Government of Madhya Pradesh to focus on malnutrition awareness, identification, treatment, and prevention and inserting simple, but innovative technologies and practices.

 
Ongoing Presence
Ongoing Presence

We employed 55 local women to act as Community Nutrition Educators to help empower communities to combat malnutrition and to identify children with severe acute malnutrition.

We believe that while the rates of childhood malnutrition remain at their current level, the government needs the assistance of grassroots organizations such as ours to increase the effectiveness of their flagship schemes, and increase community ownership of local resources (existing government programs) at the village level. In the long term, our goal is to create an evidence-based model for the MP government to take over, and elevate the initiative to a scale only the government is capable of sustaining.