Integrated Child Health Project, 2016
Integrated Approach for Better Child Health through Food Security & Preventive Health Education
Municipal Schools in Mumbai cater to many children from impoverished or underprivileged backgrounds. Very often, the children are undernourished as the parents cannot afford to provide nutritious food. Poor hygiene and lack of knowledge of good health habits also mean that the children may fall sick very often, which, in combination with the undernourishment, impairs their educational progress.
United Way Mumbai's program, "Integrated Approach for Better Child Health through Food Security & Preventive Health Education", aims to improve the health of children through health based interventions in Municipal Schools. The program consists of two basic components:
UWM also plans to conduct interventions with the school teachers and parents of the students. These interventions will include sessions on child health management and monitoring. The aim is to ensure that the 1250 beneficiary children from 6 Municipal Schools in Mumbai are provided with nutrition and are trained in good health habits so that their development is in no way impaired.