Our team of 60 Community Nutrition Educators (CNEs) and 6 District Coordinators is covering enormous ground every week across 5 districts and 600 villages in Madhya Pradesh. Our strategy continues to be closing 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.
Identified children suffering from SAM and gave counseling to the caregivers of each of these children. Saw an improvement from SAM to MAM in 402 children and ensured the 14-day treatment of 209 of the most serious cases at local Nutrition Rehabilitation Centers
Identified children with MAM and provided one-on-one counseling to the caregivers of these children. Saw an improvement from MAM to normal in 1,112 children
Conducted 2,293 village nutrition training sessions, with over 15,398 people in attendance. Conducted 15,143 family counseling sessions
Since program began:
• Produced 36 Videos on Immunizations, Sanitation, Hygiene, Nutrition, and Diet
• Conducted a total of 2,771 disseminations in 100 villages, reaching 10,839 households
• Recorded 2,963 practice adoptions directly resulting from our videos.
This project empowers communities through health literacy and connects rural communities with the government health and nutrition services available. This project aims to prove that a holistic, decentralized, community-based approach to malnutrition eradication will have better health outcomes, be more inclusive for children under 5, and will be more cost-effective in the long-run than centralized approaches, especially for rural, marginalized tribal communities. Our team of up to 75 Community Nutrition Educators (CNEs) and 6 District Coordinators has covered enormous ground across 5 districts and 600 villages in Madhya Pradesh.
During the Second Quarter of 2014, RMF’s Malnutrition Eradication Program continued to be a strong presence in Madhya Pradesh (MP).
After successful trainings of the CNEs in Khandwa District in September, RMF began full operations with videos in October, producing four videos per month and screening in 50 villages. From April through June, RMF’s team completed more video production and also introduced new tools to verify adoptions and track the efficacy of the video in delivering health messages and knowledge in addtion to behavior.
In May 2014, a secondary training was held on dissemination and adoption verification to reinforce proper video screening and behavior change messaging as well as introduce new formats for knowledge recall adoption verification.
Since the introduction of these tools, RMF has seen the adoption rate quadruple in our target ares, with over 30% of viewers practicing promoted bahaviors either through direct practice or through increased awareness.
RMF’s new program focuses screenings on targeted populations of mothers and families with children under 5 years old in 3 district settings:
From October 2013 to June 2014, RMF’s program with Digital Green in Khandwa has: