Home-based childcare program launched for malnourished children in Melghat

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New Delhi, Aug 6: In a good move, to curb child death due to malnutrition, Mahan Trust has launched an initiative to provide protein-rich food for malnourished children in 36 villages of Melghat’s tribal area.

The venture will continue for three months for the trail and prevent child deaths, which occur more in the rainy season.

The trust will be preparing food from locally available raw material for 222 Severely Acute Malnourished (SAM) children, reported news agency ANI.

The food will be prepared by supporting staff of Mahan every day in semi-solid and solid form, depending on the child’s age and ability to digest it, the report said.

They also deliver the food in every two hours. The initiative is part of a pilot project called SAM Management and Nutrition or ‘Samman’. It is the first such project of its kind in Asia and, if successful, it will be replicated on a larger scale.

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