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Community-based interventions to achieve positive change, Shravasti, Uttar Pradesh

PIRAMAL FOUNDATION
September 20, 2018

Shravasti, Uttar Pradesh is the second most sensitive district among all the Aspirational Districts where stunting and wasting in children is in high visibility. Community mobilization is of utmost importance here to address these issues and have a sustainable impact.

Aspirational Districts Transformation Program aims to develop the nutritional status in kids and pregnant women, as part of the Health & Nutrition component. Piramal Foundation is working closely with NITI Aayog as well as the State Health Administration to deliver services effectively by community-based participatory approaches to achieve positive change.

Jan Andolan – a community movement, was organised in Shravasti where 950 community members attended the health camp and availed screening services. 183 children were immunized, 4 high risk pregnancies were identified, 12 high blood pressure, 5 low blood pressure and 2 Severe Acute Malnutrition cases were registered.

As an output of this movement, there has been an increase in the early identification and referral of HRP cases in the target population aged 4 to 35.

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