Community Health

Community Health

Infant & Young Child Nutrition Programme - Supported by UNICEF
The main objective of the project is Promoting Appropriate Maternal and Infant & Young Child Nutrition Practices at Family and Community level in Sabarkantha district.

The focus of the project is to create an enabling environment and sustained public dialogue about promotion of appropriate maternal and infant and young child nutrition at the community level. The use of innovative communication tools were complemented with group meetings and food and feeding demonstration to facilitate community dialogue and action to promote positive child care behavior.

The overall objective of the project is to ensure that communities and families with pregnant women and mothers of children below 2 years of age and caretakers are aware of appropriate IYCF practices and access VHND services. 137 villages of the Khedbrahma taluka were divided in 9 clusters namely Gadhda Shamlaji, Kheroj, Hingatiya, Laxmipura, Labadiya, Matoda, Delwada, Dantral, Poshina by the NLRDF for better implementation of Programme. Around 10,336 beneficiaries from the group of pregnant women and mothers and children below 2 year has been covered under the programme.

Name of Project Beneficiary Areas Funding Agency
Child Development & Nutrition Programme 10,336 Pregnant, lactating women 137 villages of Khedbramha Block of Sabarkantha UNICEF, Gandhinagar

Change Programme
The programme is focused on enhancing the capacities of the community to have access to quality public health services under the National Rural Health Mission through community mobilization. 232502 rural population of 133 villages of 7 Primary Health Centers of Khedbrahma Taluka of Sabarkantha District were covered.

This programme was implemented through capacity building of SHG leaders, Asha workers, Anganwadi workers, ANMs and ICDS Supervisors, VHSC and Panchayat members.
Name of Project Beneficiary Areas Funding Agency
Change Programme 232502
Rural peopal
137 villages of Khedbrhamma of sabarkantha National Health Rural Mission

MAMTA Taruni Programme
The Mamta Taruni Programme has been implemented for adolescent girls. The focus of the programme is on health and nutrition. Under this programme mamta taruni day was celebrated every month and disseminate awareness about nutrition awareness, personal hygiene, health care, BMI, HB Test and TT, sexual education and diseases, reproductive health education, family planning etc.

Under this programme non school going 1775 girls in the age group of 10 to 19 years and their mothers of 23 villages of Matoda PHC in Khedbrahma taluka were covered and 760 girls in the age group of 10 to 19 years and their mothers of 18 villages of Unchi Dhanal PHC in khedbrahma taluka of Sabarkantha district.

Name of Project Beneficiary Areas Funding Agency
MAMTA Taruni Project 2535
Adolescent girls age group 10 to 19
41 villages of Khedbrhamma of sabarkantha National Health Rural Mission

Mid-day Meal Programme
Nutrition Support to Primary Education popularly referred to as Mid-day meal programme (MDM) is considered as one of the means of promoting higher enrolment, school attendance and retention. Simultaneously, it may improve the nutritional status of primary school children. With children from all castes and communities eating together, it is also a step towards bringing about better social integration. NLRDF with the support of CHETNA implemented the midday- meal programme in 15 villages of Matoda PHC covering children of class 6 and 7 from 15 schools. Under this programme, 312 children were covered. Cooks also were involved in the programmes for their contribution in serving better meals. During these programmes tree plantation also was planned.

Name of Project Beneficiary Areas Funding Agency
Mid-day –meal Programme 312 Children of 15 Primary School 15 villages of Khedbrhamma of sabarkantha CHETNA Ahmedabad

Capacity Building programme for Gram Sanjeevani Samiti
Capacity building programme for 61 VHSNC of Bhiloda Taluka was organized by Narottam Lalbhai Rural Development Fund from February 2013 to March 2014. In the first quarter, the process of village wise VHSNC meetings was started. In these meetings, basic introduction about the members and discussion on responsibilities of members were taken up. In the second quarter, 305 women of 6 groups were trained as per PHC. Women in the trainings learnt about role and responsibilities of VHSNC, saving and importance of using it in necessary work at the village level, and maintaining records regularly. Total 566 members were covered from 61 VHSNC.

Name of Project Beneficiary Areas Funding Agency
Capacity Building  Programme for Gram Sanjeevani Samiti 566 VHSC Members 61 villages of Bhiloda Block of Arvalli Foundation for Rural Health System, Ahmedabad
Reproductive and Child Health Programme
The programme was focused on improving the health status of women, adolescent girls and children in the selected unserved and underserved areas of Khedbrahma block.

Under this programme 10543 people including women, adolescent girls and children of 9 villages were covered.
Name of Project Beneficiary Areas Funding Agency
Reproductive and child Health Programme 10543
19 Villages of Khedbrhama of sabarkantha CHETNA