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Protect children from hunger

Focus: Health , Children and Youth

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THREE infants die every two minutes in India due to lack of access to proper nutrition, water and basic health facilities — all preventable causes. ₹3,200 will help Jan Sahas save two malnourished children.

India is home to a quarter of the world’s hungry - and ranks 100 out of 119 countries in the Global Hunger Index. And child nutrition in rural Madhya Pradesh is one of the worst in the country, with malnutrition affecting half the children in predominantly tribal areas such as Jhalbua.

To tackle this, Jan Sahas identify and provide free food supplements to severely and moderately acute malnourished under-five in the region.

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Help Jan Sahas provide food supplements and medical care to malnourished children.

WHY SAVING CHILDREN FROM HUNGER MATTERS

40% of Indian children under the age of five are stunted due to lack of proper nutrition and more than half of early child deaths worldwide are due to preventable nutrition-related causes. Lack of awareness about healthy practices and nutrition amongst pregnant women often put their children at risk. Malnutrition not only reduces the chances of children’s survival but also severely affects their development, and makes them susceptible to diseases

Free food supplements will be provided to identified malnourished children.
WHY MADHYA PRADESH

In July 2018, the nation woke up to death of the malnourished seven-month-old girl in Madhya Pradesh, fourth in a fortnight in the region. Madhya Pradesh is said to have the highest number of malnourished children in India, with over 28,000 under the age of six succumbing to it in 2016. The State's most pressing issue - which is predictable and preventable - is also it's one the most neglected one.

A young child from a economically poor family in Jhabua weighed just 5.96kg when we met him and was severely malnourished but after he was admitted to our Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre, he showed increase in weight in just 14 days!

-Divyesh Murabiya, Program Coordinator, Jan Sahas, Dewas

It is depressing that, despite India producing sufficient food to feed its population, it is unable to provide access to food to a large number of people. The amount of food wasted in our country is staggering.

Joginder Singh, The Pioneer, October 2016, Noida

A young child from a economically poor family in Jhabua weighed just 5.96kg when we met him and was severely malnourished but after he was admitted to our Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre, he showed increase in weight in just 14 days!

-Divyesh Murabiya, Programme Manager, Jan Sahas, Dewas

It is depressing that, despite India producing sufficient food to feed its population, it is unable to provide access to food to a large number of people. The amount of food wasted in our country is staggering.

Joginder Singh, The Pioneer, October 2016, Noida
THE PLAN

Jan Sahas will screen, monitor and identify malnourished children and pregnant women in 32 villages in the Jhabua district. If successfully completed, this fundraiser will support 12 severely acute malnourished children's admission to Nutrition Rehabilitation Centres and 20 moderately acute malnourished children given MyNutritmix, a protein-based mix, for 90 days. All of them will be screened every six months to keep a check.

Funds raised will help identify and monitor 32 malnourished children.