Empowering the Native Indian Children

January 11, 2006

This program will involve the "Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness" (IMNCI) strategy of the World Health Organization and Unicef, which has already been adapted specifically for the Jhabua region. This training program will be imparted to Governmental and private kindergarden workers, nurses and health workers in order to assure prompt and proper diagnosis of sick and malnourished children and their immediate treatment or referral. Nurses, healthworkers as well as village leaders and traditional healers and midwives will also be trained in safe motherhood. The focus is on 122 villages of Rama block in the eastern part of Jhabua district.

photo: Weight monitoring as done here by a local health worker, is an important tool to detect malnutrition in children under five years of age.