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Daniel Tapia

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Moushumi Roy

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` 20200
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Kashish Warikoo

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Anupam Prakash Singh

` 4541
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Raising Funds For

India has made considerable progress in tackling hunger and undernutrition in the past two decades, yet this pace of change has been uneven, and many have been left behind. Among the poorest people in India are those who belong to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, traditionally oppressed communities, who continue to be subject to endemic discrimination and are often disadvantaged because of the areas in which they live.

These communities have limited access to health services, clean drinking water and sanitation facilities, which leads to rampant anaemia in women and acute malnutrition in children. These are critical indicators of children’s health and if not addressed urgently, there will soon emerge a generation of children who are not growing up to their full potential and capabilities.

With funds raised from the marathon, we will seek to contribute to the prevention of maternal and child mortality, through improving the nutritional and health indicators of pregnant and lactating women (PLW) and children up to five years old. The geographical areas of intervention will be in the slum pockets of Mumbai and Jaipur. The focus will be on the First 1000 days of Life, which is a critical time when good nutrition matters most: during the 1,000 days between a woman’s pregnancy through to a child’s second birthday, adequate nutrition has long-lasting impact on a child’s chances for survival, as well as on long-term health and development.

Fund Utilization in 2019

Total funds raised in 2019 - INR 2500000

Project Name Ensuring a healthy new life and childhood through 1000 days approach
Amount Utilized (INR)2500000
Project DescriptionProject Ongoing

Pregnancy, Post-Natal Care & Anaemia

 Establish system for identification and appropriate referral of pregnant women to relevant maternal health care sites (dispensaries, health posts, hospitals, Anganwadi centres, other NGOs with special focus on maternal health care etc.)
 Listing pregnant women in the community for effective follow up
 Counselling and awareness sessions on maternal health and nutrition
 Establish linkage to social welfare programs for pregnant women
 Capacity building of community health and nutrition workers at all levels on reproductive and child health
 Awareness program on Government schemes
 Establish system for community’s feedback on quality and quantity of services
 Facilitate birth registration and linkage for immunisation
 Conduct demonstration sessions (Breastfeeding, WASH, hand washing, water purification methods, potty disposal, solid waste disposal)

Identification and Referral of Malnourished Children

 Establish system for identification, screening and referral of acutely malnourished children aged 0-59 months
 Identification and referral of malnourished children for appropriate treatment
 Home visits for malnourished children
 Conduct health and nutrition awareness sessions including demonstrations and infant and young child feeding counselling sessions within community for lactating women and caregivers of malnourished children and their families.
LocationsMumbai suburban > Maharashtra (MH),Baran > Rajasthan (RJ)
CausesHealth > Sanitation & Hygiene,Health > Preventive Healthcare,Health > Nutrition,Health > Maternal & Child Health,Health > Awareness and Advocacy
Beneficiary GroupChildren,Women,Tribal community
Beneficiary DescriptionDirect Beneficiaries • Pregnant and Lactating mothers • Children under 6 years • Front line health workers • Adolescent boys and girls Indirect Beneficiaries • Husbands • Mothers- in- law • Community members • Other government officials
Impact % increase in utilization of maternal health care services (ANC/PNC)
 Improvement in child health & feeding practices
 Increase in prevalence of hygiene and sanitation practices
Activities Conducted
NoActivity / Item / BeneficiariesQuantity / Number, if applicable
1 Children under 6 years will be screened 2000
2 Malnourished children treated 450
3 Caretakers of beneficiaries will be trained 900
4 Pregnant & lactating women covered under the prgramme 700
5 Govt. health workers trained 150
6 Beneficiaries benefitting through community mobilization sessions 25000

Fund Utilization in 2018

Total funds raised in 2018 - INR 1053000

Project NameCommunity Management of Acute Malnutrition in the Urban Slums of Govandi
Amount Utilized (INR)1053000
Project DescriptionThis project will support the community residing in the pockets of Umerkhadi, Sathe Nagar and Transit camp in the slums of Govandi, particularly the most vulnerable members of the population: children under 5 years of age, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers.

Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) is a method for treating acute malnutrition in young children using a case-finding and triage approach. Malnourished children are identified within communities, and then the majority of them are able to be rehabilitated at home.

When screening for malnutrition, Community Health Workers measure the Mid Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) of children with a colour-coded tape. Children displaying signs of malnutrition are referred to our treatment centres for further assessment and treatment. At our treatment centre, an FHF doctor or nurse measures the child’s weight and height. The “weight for height” ratio is calculated and compared to that of a healthy child to determine whether the child is moderately or severely malnourished.
Treatment is dependent on the severity of the case, however most children with Severe Acute Malnutrition can be provided with a 8 weeks course of therapeutic food to be given at home, whilst receiving weekly follow-on support from local health workers.
LocationsMumbai City > Maharashtra (MH)
CausesHealth > Nutrition
ImpactAs a result of the funds raised from the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2018, Fight Hunger Foundation will be able to achieve the following outcomes in the urban slum area of Govandi.
- 3500 active screening of children under the age of 5 years using mid upper arm circumference (MUAC) tape and bilateral pitting oedema.
- 50 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition treated with therapeutic food and essential medicines
- 200 children suffering from moderate acute malnutrition detected, counselled and referred to anganwadi centers
- 150 pregnant women counselled and referred for PNC services.
- 250 acutely malnourished children referred for immunisation.
- Education and information sessions provided to 550 pregnant and lactating women, caretakers of malnourished children and men
- 65000 beneficiaries supported through community mobilisation activities such as demonstration sessions, street plays, celebration of health and nutrition days in the community.

As a support to the government and ensuring long term sustainability, anganwadi workers and supervisors were trained on different aspects of Health and Nutrition
Activities Conducted
NoActivity / Item / BeneficiariesQuantity / Number, if applicable
1 children suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition will be treated 50
2 children with moderate acute malnutrition counselled and referred to the AWC 200
3 pregnant women to be counselled and referred for PNC checkups 150
4 Active screenings of children in the community 3500
5 education and informative sessions provided to pregnant and lactating women, caretakers of malnourished children and men 550

Fund Utilization in 2017

Total funds raised in 2017 - INR 790200

Project NameCommunity based Management of Acute Malnutrition
Amount Utilized (INR)790200
Project DescriptionThe funds were utilized to treat children suffering from acute malnutrition by providing them therapeutic food and educating mothers/ primary caretakers on child nutrition and care practices.
LocationsMumbai suburban > Maharashtra (MH),Palghar > Maharashtra (MH)
CausesHealth > Preventive Healthcare,Health > Nutrition,Health > Sanitation & Hygiene,Health > Maternal & Child Health
ImpactWe were able to screen around 500 children, enrolled about 150 children in our programs and reached out to 900 pregnant and lactating women and caretakers through education sessions.
As our treatment centers are situated within easy reach of the community, they have improved the access for treatment of malnutrition. We also track the progress of each child through weekly home visits and educate the family on child nutrition and care.
Activities Conducted
NoActivity / Item / BeneficiariesQuantity / Number, if applicable
1 Children under 5 years of age 148
2 Pregnant and lactating women 900
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