MUAC (Mid-Upper Arm Circumference) is a quick and simple way to determine whether or not a child is malnourished using a simple coloured plastic strip. MUAC is suitable to use on children from the age of 12 months up to the age of 59 months. However, it can also be used for children over six months with length above 65 cm.
The 10 Proven Interventions were published in the Lancet, which is an independent, international weekly general medical journal founded in 1823 and pioneer in health research. www.lancet.com
A land of plentiful produce… yet rampant malnutrition is prevalent across the country. It’s ironic that India is home to the highest number of malnourished children in the world!
It’s not just poverty, but the lack of knowledge and proliferation of myths that have contributed to this crisis. 50% of Indian women of reproductive age are anaemic with iron deficiency. This cycle stems from the lack of knowledge & myths on what, how much, and how many times to eat or feed. Poor hygiene and sanitation add to the hurdles. If the issue of Malnutrition is not addressed at an early stage then it can have grave effects. The Short-term adverse effects include recurring illness, weakness, delayed physical and mental development, irritability, poor appetite, low weight for age, etc. Long-term adverse effects are stunting or short height for age, poor learning ability, poor performance at school and poor general health. United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (2.2) promises to end all forms of malnutrition by 2025, which includes control over stunting & wasting in children less than 5 years of age and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women. Keeping this in mind, we have envisioned our efforts to ensure the target communities are not only aware but also participate in the process and feel the impact of such development exclusively.
An initiative by Adani Wilmar, implemented by Adani Foundation. This project's first step is to control the spread of malnutrition across 22 chosen locations in the country. We intend to support the Ministry of Women and Child Development’s Poshan Abhiyaan, by facilitating a community-based model. This initiative has been in association with Adani Foundation who have been acting as our implementation partner. Project SuPoshan encompasses curative and preventive actions in lines with the ‘10 proven interventions to reduce under-nutrition’.KNOW MORE
Malnutrition, anaemia and the complications around them have hampered the progress of our nation since ages. We believed it to be our responsibility to amend this as we strive towards building a Healthy Growing Nation, and so began Project SuPoshan in May 2016. The integrated community-based model is the result of various successful experiences during the last decade.
We ceaselessly ideate ways to further our quest against malnutrition and anaemia among our target groups. This includes children from 0-5 years of age, adolescent girls and women in reproductive age at various locations in the country as a part of our 'Corporate Social Responsibility' initiative.
To overcome this issue of malnutrition & anaemia that affects a staggering share of our population, we began at the very core - Their Homes.
locations in India
VILLAGES AND 139 SLUMS
CHILDREN (0-5 YRS)
ADOLESCENT GIRLS (10-19 YRS)
WOMEN IN REPRODUCTIVE AGE (19-45 YRS)
A 'Sangini', meaning 'Companion', is our trained volunteer who empowers locals with self-sustaining methods and hands-on guidance.
Visit every family and inform its members about Project SuPoshan and collect specific details from them about their children (0-5 years), adolescent girls and women in reproductive age.
Refer severely acute malnourishment cases (SAM) to nutrition rehab centers and enroll others in CMAM (Community Management of Acute Malnourishment) program.
Create awareness about the government schemes and services.
Be the point of contact for awareness and community mobilization.
Conducts group meetings and focus group discussions.
Provides individual counselling.
Conducts training sessions with globally accepted and locally relevant IEC (Information Education Communication) materials.
Creates awareness to accept and appreciate the services of Anganvadis.
Works with 3-4 Anganvadis, tending to an average of 3000 people.
Regularly monitors every child’s growth and updates her database.
Conducts HB screening for adolescent girls and women.
Gives input for improvements in the community's nutrition and health standards.
|18.5 to 24.9||Healthy weight|
|25 to 29.9||Above ideal range|
|30 and above||Obese|