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Roll out of Vitamin A, Adolescent and Maternal Health Programme in Madhya Pradesh

20 Districts of Madhya Pradesh
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Nutrition International (NI)

GEAG has been providing technical assistance to the State Government of Madhya Pradesh for effective implementation of nutrition programmes in 122 blocks of 20 districts from 4 divisions, namely Bhopal, Ujjain, Narmadapuram and Jabalpur. Maternal Health Program is also being implemented by GEAG in 34 blocks of 6 districts. The initiative is being implemented in collaboration with the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Department of Education, Department of Women and Child Development, and Tribal Welfare to ensure effective and timely implementation of the programme.

It aims to (a) reduce mortality among children under 5 (b) increase the coverage and consumption of IFA tablets and improve behavioural changes like dietary practices among adolescent girls (10-19 yrs) in the state and (c) improve coverage and consumption of IFA and calcium supplementation, and promote nutrition counselling to reduce anaemia among pregnant and lactating women.

Key Activities

  • Integration of budget of DASTAK in district budget and its proper utilization
  • Improved planning & monitoring
  • Capacity building of district & sub-district officials on monitoring, orientation on MAA campaign and training on estimation and calculation of MN supply
  • On job capacity building of FLWs on counselling of caregivers and use of IEC materials
  • Support in Planning, Coordination & Review
  • Develop official’s capacity to calculate, demand, procure & distribute supplies
  • Develop capacity of school teachers, district and block level officials on counselling and Behaviour Change Communication
  • Develop capacity of officials on monitoring & reporting
  • Develop capacity of officials on monitoring & reporting and supplies

Key Achievements
Vitamin A Supplementation (Dastak)

  • Stock analysis and need assessment of vitamin A in all 20 districts
  • Dastak monitoring (187 sessions)
  • Training & other support
  • Mid-term review in all 20 districts

Adolescent Nutrition Program (WIFS)

  • 6469 FLWs trained in 20 districts on National Iron Plus Initiative (NIPI)/WIFS in the first 6 months
  • 376 school teachers oriented on reporting, calculation of stock and AEFI management under NIPI, anaemia and iron rich food
  • 8418 school going adolescent girl’s provided orientation on anaemia, IFA supplementation and iron rich food
  • Activation of District Coordination Committee in all 20 districts and facilitated 36 meetings so far

Maternal Nutrition Program (Iron & Calcium)

  • Increased availability of IFA-Red (83 percent session sites) and Calcium (90 percent VHND session sites)
  • Provided successful training to 6469 frontline workers in 20 districts on IFA Red and Calcium supplementation program
  • 4 district level workshops on ‘World Breastfeeding Week’ in Bhopal, Chhindwara, Harda and Jabalpur districts, where 109 ICDS officials were provided orientation


Focus Area