The programme aims to contribute to a reduction in children’s stunting and severe wasting by improving health, nutrition, and hygiene amongst pregnant women and children in Bhavnagar and Sabarkantha. By 2023 the programme is expected to avert 42,500 cases of stunting, 8,470 cases of maternal anaemia and 1,781 deaths of children under five.
HOW WILL SUCCESS BE MEASURED?
- % of children 0-59 months stunted across target districts;
- % mothers/caregivers with knowledge on age appropriate feeding practices for children 6-23 months;
- % children 6-23 months old receiving an adequate diet; and
- % women with at least 4 anti-natal care visits.
PROGRAMME ACHIEVEMENTS TO DATE
The programme became active in September 2019 and will have six month inception period. The first results from the programme will be available in 2020.