Child Health
Healthy children, Healthier World

Healthy children are the foundation of a healthier world. With this belief, we have initiated our flagship program, which is in the area of child health and is focused on pregnant mothers and children up to the age of five. A few years ago we had undertaken a detailed research in the field of child health. The important findings of this research directed us to initiate our flagship program Project ‘Kavach’ under which we conduct all our child health initiatives.

The word ‘Kavach’ means a shield, symbolizing protection. Through our various interventions launched along with our NGO partners, we have aimed at encouraging a positive health seeking behaviour among pregnant women, mothers with infants and caregivers towards the right nutrition, good hygiene practices and ensuring complete immunization for children.

Making a difference to rural lives in over 165 villages Sanganer, Rajasthan

Along with our NGO partner, Society for Integrated Development Activities, Research & Training (SIDART), in Rajasthan, we aim at addressing child health issues through our interventions, which include training and capacity building of front line workers and care-givers, counselling and monitoring during home visits; health camps and, reinforcement through street plays and school rallies. Interventions like Coloured Beads and Immunization Calendars have helped reduce malnutrition and increased immunization awareness and have proved to be extremely successful in infusing healthy behaviour. Through our various interventions on sanitation we have reached out to over 81,000 people directly and another 15,000 persons indirectly.

  • 174,000

    People touched through our initiatives on child health

  • 26,000

    Children reached out through various nutrition, sanitation and immunisation programs

  • 3,421

    Malnourished children brought to healthy status

  • 2,493

    Pregnant and lactating women reached

Enriching lives in over 150 remote tribal villages Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh

In collaboration with our NGO partner, Spandan Samaj Seva Samiti, we continue to address the nutrition, immunization and sanitation needs of over 150 remote tribal villages of the Khalwa Block in Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh. The Ambulatory Service has been very helpful to bridge the gap between the available medical infrastructure and the villagers. Model Anganwadis and Community Crèches have been able to ensure supplementary nutrition and regular immunization of children. 

  • 20,560

    Malnourished children recovered through the community based management program

  • 70

    Role model angarwadis created that offer a secure environment to 3500 children

  • 4,217

    Families' health improved through the backyard nutrition garden that provided accessible nutrition

  • 150,000

    People reached through our child health initiatives

  • 31,000

    Children reached out through various nutrition, sanitation and immunisation programs

  • 33,500

    Pregnant and lactating women reached

  • 2,650

    People benefitted from 80 health camps

Reaching out to over 150,000 rural lives in Solan, Himachal Pradesh

Reaching out to over 1,50,000 people, the key objective of this project is to improve the infant and child health among the rural population by educating mothers, care givers and adolescent girls on various aspects of Maternal & Reproductive Child Health Issues (MCH & RCH). Our NGO partner, Institute for Global Development has been helping us to make a considerable difference in people's lives in the Nalagarh block through our interventions like group meetings, couple counselling, specialized workshops, health camps, community sessions and awareness events. 

  • 150,000

    People reached through our child health initiatives

  • 23,460

    Children reached out through various nutrition, sanitation and immunisation programs

  • 4,392

    Directed benefited through our sanitation campaign

  • 12,248

    Pregnant women, Lactating women and mothers of children aged between 3-5 years sensitised on health

  • 12

    Village Health Nutrition Day (VHND) programs organized in our supported villages

  • 3334

    Adolscent girls educated on reproductive health and nutrition

Healthy interventions in urban slums, Mumbai, Maharashtra

In association with our NGO partner, Niramaya Health Foundation, we are addressing issues of child health in the slums of Andheri East. Some of our interventions include health check-up camps, home visits, and the Peer Educator Program, and through our health workers, who conduct home visits to educate the community women on issues such as malnutrition, poor sanitation, anemia and antenatal care.  

  • 40

    Community peer leaders trained on maternal and child mental care

  • 1,405

    Children between 0-5 years reached out to, through to intervention for malnutrition

  • 4,371

    Children reached out through various nutrition, sanitation and immunisation programs

  • 2,623

    Readers from 82 health libraries benefited through the booklets on health related issues

  • 1,813

    Pregnant and lactating women reached

Positively impacting over 10,700 households in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya

In the slums of Kibera in Nairobi, a need assessment done indicated high micro-nutrient malnutrition. To combat this issue, we started ‘The Lishe Bora Mtaani’ in collaboration with our NGO Partner, Carolina for Kibera and the Health Department. We conduct sensitization workshops for pregnant women and mothers, counselling on issues like pregnancy care, nutrition during breast feeding and hygiene and sanitation.

  • 4,265

    Households visited for screening and education on hygiene and nutrition

  • 1,220

    Malnourished children brought to health status

  • 576

    Families reached during health sessions

  • 13,509

    Children from de-worming and also received Vitamin A supplements and micronutrients

  • 1,008

    Pregnant and lactating women reached

Impacting lives through Innovation: mMitra Project

Complications during pregnancy and child birth can be avoided if the right preventive healthcare information is given to expectant and new mothers. As government hospitals find it challenging to address the huge demand of counselling for the appropriate behavioral change; we have launched mMitra, a free mobile based Health Advisory Voice Messaging Service for pregnant women and mothers along with NGO partner, Armaan and Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital (Sion Hospital), Mumbai. The voice messages are medically verified and individualized voice messages of 60-90 seconds in the local language are sent directly to the mobile phones of the enrolled women.

  • 11,919

    Less privileged women have benefitted from mMitra