Reach Each Child Project (earlier known as Nutrition India Program) is being implemented in Amravati, Nandurbar districts of Maharashtra and Rajsamand, Kumbalgarh in Rajasthan to demonstrate a community-centred model to address the challenge of malnutrition in a sustainable manner. The project has a definitive emphasis on the inclusive development of women and children, in addition to ensuring last-mile accessibility to public healthcare services.
It intervenes in the first 1000 days, utilising digital and artificial intelligence-based innovative modules, strengthening the health, hygiene and nutrition status of pregnant women and children.
It is targeting towards 40% reduction in the number of children under-5 who are stunted and reduce and maintain childhood wasting to less than 5%. The project, being implemented with the support of Reckitt by Plan India, works with the local communities to build up a workforce of Community Nutrition Workers (CNWs), who are rigorously trained by a team of public health experts, paediatricians, gynaecologists and community development specialists.
- 1,905 Under-5 children benefitted
- 1,331 Moderate Acute Malnutrition children were identified
- 390 Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) children were identified
- 296 SAM children were admitted in Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre
- 1,406 High-risk pregnant women were identified
- 200 Vouchers issued to SAM children
Kaushaliya Pawara works as a Community Nutrition Worker in Reach Each Child. She decided to join the project after witnessing the impact of malnutrition in her village. Today, Kaushaliya has developed new skills and a livelihood that is empowering her and her family.
“I feel happy that I am making a real difference in my community and to a whole generation of local children that represent our future,” says Kaushaliya, Maharashtra.