Programme to address all malnutrition causes

Naveen Jain, mission director of National Health Mission (NHM), said that after the success of community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM), now they plan to tackle other reasons of malnutrition with the help of integrated management of acute malnutrition (IMAM).
The programme is expected to be launched in May-June this year and will continue for six months.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The programme is expected to be launched in May-June this year and will continue for six months.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 26, 2018 10:46 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

The health department will launch a programme which will focus on all reasons of malnutrition and treat it among children aged between six and 59 months.

Naveen Jain, mission director of National Health Mission (NHM), said that after the success of community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM), now they plan to tackle other reasons of malnutrition with the help of integrated management of acute malnutrition (IMAM).

In IMAM, frontline workers —including auxiliary nursing midwife (ANM), anganwari workers (AWC) and accredited social health activist (ASHA) — will not only identify children with malnutrition but also stress on antenatal care, complete immunisation of children, institutional deliveries, family planning, anaemia, exclusive breastfeeding, infant and young child feeding practices and home-based neonatal care, said Jain.

“In IMAM, we plan to screen 4 lakh children in 50 blocks of 20 districts. The programme is expected to be launched in May-June this year and will continue for six months,” he added. The 20 districts include Ajmer, Banswara, Baran, Barmer, Bikaner, Bhilwara, Bundi, Chittorgarh, Churu, Dholpur, Dungarpur, Jalore, Jaisalmer, Jhalawar, Jodhpur, Karauli, Pratapgarh, Rajsamand, Sirohi and Udaipur.

Jain said that a three-day master training of state-level supervisors was held in Jaipur between February 20 and 22. IMAM will be launched in the state in association with development partners, including Unicef, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Action against Hunger-ACF International and Tata Trust.

According to the National Family Health Survey-4 (2015-16) shows that in Rajasthan 39.1 % children under five years are stunted (height-for-age); 23 % children under five are wasted (weight-for-height); 8.6 % children under five are severely wasted (weight-for-height); 36.7 % are underweight (weight-for-age); 60.3 % children in the age group of six to 59 months are anaemic; 46.8% non-pregnant women in the age group of 15-49 years are anaemic; 46.6% pregnant women in the age group of 15-49 years are anaemic and 46.8 % women in the age group of 15-49 years are anaemic.

The first phase of CMAM was launched in 41 blocks of 13 districts, including 10 high priority districts - Banswara, Dungarpur, Jaisalmer, Karauli, Rajsamand, Dholpur, Udaipur, Barmer, Bundi and Jalore and three tribal districts including Pratapgarh, Sirohi and Baran. The programme was started in December 2015 and ended in June 2016. A total of 2,34,404 children aged 6-59 months were screened and 9,640 severe acute malnourished (SAM) children were identified and enrolled; 9,117children recovered from SAM between 8 and 12 weeks of sustained intervention.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    P Srinivasan is Principal Correspondent and working with Hindustan Times since 2001. He writes on health, agriculture and development.

Close Story
QUICKREADS

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • AU (file)

    EC nod to 52 new teachers, 4 non-teaching staff at AU

    The envelopes containing names of candidates for teaching and non-teaching posts at Allahabad University were opened in the meeting of Executive Council held at AU's North Hall, on Saturday. The names were recommended by the members of the interview selection committees in the second round of recruitments at AU. Appointments on four posts in Theatre and Film have also been approved. These include one associate professor and three assistant professors.

  • U.P. ATS arrests two conmen from Jharkhand (pic for representation)

    U.P. ATS arrests two conmen from Jharkhand

    Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terror Squad on Saturday arrested two members of inter-state gang of conmen involved in duping and robbing businessmen, realtors and professors after promising them high quality Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN), four times to the face value of original currency. According to a press note issued by the ATS, the accused Anuj Singh and Arun Chaubey alias both residents of Jaunpur, Chottu, were arrested from Mahoda railway station of Dhanbad, Jharkhand.

  • The tax evasion by the scrap dealer is estimated at around <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>3.5 crore as per preliminary investigations, officials said. (Picture for representation)

    Tax evasion of 6 cr by five firms, including scrap dealer, detected: Officials

    The Commercial taxes department has detected several firms dealing in scrap, bitumen, iron ore, and coal involved in evading taxes worth crores during an inspection conducted by sleuths of the department's intelligence wing on Saturday, officials said. According to officials, during the inspection, one iron ore scrap dealer based in Patna was found to be engaged in unaccounted sales worth 17 crore during the financial year 2019-20 to 2021-22.

  • Criminal accused of rape held in Lakhimpur Kheri (PIC for Representation)

    Criminal accused of rape held in Lakhimpur Kheri

    In a joint operation, crime branch and Phardhan police teams nabbed a criminal Sarvesh alias Bhure from Behjam area on Saturday. Sarvesh, who is accused of raping an eight-year-old girl student of Phardhan police area, was absconding since May 5 after the incident. Award of 20,000 was declared on his arrest. The girl returned home in a critical condition and told everything to her parents. Deo Kant Pandey

  • Electronic gadgets seized by EOU officials in the BPSE question paper leak case. (HT Photo)

    One more held in BPSC question leak paper case

    The economic offence unit on Saturday arrested one more person in connection with the Bihar Public Service Commission question paper leak, EoU officials said. May 8 and the examination was cancelled the same day following the paper leak. The EOU had earlier arrested BDO of Barhara in Bhopur district, Jai Vardhan Gupta, Dr Yogendra Singh principal of Veer Kunwar Singh College Ara, Sushil Kumar Singh, a lecturer, and Agam Kumar Sahay of the VKSC.

SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Saturday, May 21, 2022