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THIS HOLIDAY SEASON HELP US FIGHT MALNUTRITION LITTLE BY LITTLE.
When you support the FULL campaign, you help us:
Ensure immunization of children
Protect villages from malnourishment through awareness programs
Monitor growth of children through ICDS centers*
Identify and treat malnourished children
Provide supplementary nutrition of parents and children
Create health awareness programs of mothers and children
*The Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) Centre or Anganwaadi monitors development of children between the age of 0-6, provides supplementary nutrition and ante-natal care to children and women.
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Why it can’t wait
Malnourishment has become a situation that haunts the lives of millions of Indian children. For a nation fast developing into a superpower in various industries, it is sad that India lags far behind in something as basic as proper nutrition.
India has the maximum number of malnourished children in the world. A ranking that is a big concern, given that 1 in very 2 children in India are malnourished. The situation is extremely urgent because effects of malnourishment are irreversible if they occur at a young age. If not death, it leads to permanent disabilities that render them ill for the rest of their lives.
The truth about malnutrition
Right now several children, women and communities are fighting the long-term ill-effects of malnutrition, chronic hunger, lack of health-care and unstable livelihoods.
With proper pre-natal care, adequate food and timely health check ups, a pregnant woman stays fit and gives birth a healthy child. Without it she transfers her ill-health to her unborn child, and sets off a cycle of malnutrition.
Lack of healthcare during the first two years of a child's life can contribute to a lifetime of ill health. Timely polio drops, immunization and monitored development, are crucial to preventing malnutrition.
It is not enough to feed huger. Without essential micronutrients like iodine, iron and vitamins, children suffer brain damage, night blindness, rickets, anaemia and even heart failure.
Some families just don't earn enough to feed their children and keep them healthy. They cannot afford healthcare and nourishing supplements. Children are most affected and they become disease-prone.
How your support enables change
With the support of local NGO's in different parts of the country, CRY America works towards putting an end to malnutrition. So that children can have a rightfully happy and healthy childhood.
CRY supported project unites a community for child’s health
Budna was born in a remote village that did not have access to public healthcare programs. As a result, at the age of one, he was very weak and suffered from malnutrition. CRY America’s Project partner SATHEE identified his condition during an infant growth and health monitoring campaign. They immediately enrolled him into a Malnutrition Treatment Center where he received the right kind of nutrition and healthcare. Today, Budna is a healthier, happier child!
With your support we ensure a healthier life for many children like Budna by activating public health centers, implementing supplementary nutritional programs, immunization programs, and community health awareness programs.
This holiday season, donate to help us fight malnutrition little by little and ensure a healthier, happier life for many more children.
Shramika Vikasa Kendram (SVK)
A CRY America-supported project in Andhra Pradesh that is giving malnourished children a better life
Nandini is one among the many malnourished children in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Born into a poor family, her parents were unable to afford nutritious food or consult doctors who could help her. When Nandini was 3 years and 7 months, she weighed a mere 7.5 kilograms, instead of a healthy 15.2 kgs. Nandini came to Shramika Vikasa Kendram (SVK) team’s notice during a scan for malnourished children in the region.
The SVK team discussed Nandini’s case with the Grama Aikya Sangham members and pre-school (anganwadi) workers. The pre-school center required a doctor’s certificate and a higher official’s recommendation to provide extra rations for Nandini. The SVK team obtained the necessary documentation from the area’s Child Development Project Officer and provided them to the pre-school center.
Nandini immediately started receiving eggs on a daily basis, additional nutritious meals and supplements. The pre-school worker also visited Nandini’s house and ensured that she was given multivitamin tonics.
Thanks to intervention by CRY America-supported project SVK, Nandini now weighs a much healthier 11 kgs and is expected to reach normal weight very soon. She with her mother attends the pre-school center regularly to get supplementary nutrition. Nandini is one among the many hundreds of children that SVK has helped to overcome malnutrition, so that they can live a normal healthy, happy life.
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