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Vatsalya Scheme, Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh
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Subject Area="Management structures and systems." Objective="Improve the quality of service delivery."
Details for Reform Option "Vatsalya Scheme, Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh"
Summary

Malnutrition among children under 5 years is a big problem. In Hoshangabad we were taking weight of every child in each month and recorded it manually according to their age & then found out the nutrition status of child. We felt that it was a time taking exercise which gave us data without accuracy. In that process the reporting time was poor so that the response time was automatically unsatisfactory. So we introduced a software in which we enter data taken by Aaganwadi workers and software automatically give us childrens accurate malnutrition status as per WHO standards.This software is running successfully since more than 2 years and has helped us to reduce underweight from 20.28% to 14.59% & severe underweight from 3.72% to 1.47% & severe Acute malnutrition (SAM) from 1.07% to 0.08%.

Cost Setup cost was 76,000/- & running cost is 15,000/- to 20,000/- per year
Place Madhya Pradesh (Hoshangabad).
Time Frame From May 2011 to August 2011.
Advantages

Data captured at a point as near as possible to the source.

Challanges

None.

Prerequisites

ICDS Department has approved and provided funds to run the systems. Other department like Health, Rural development etc are supporting it.

Who needs to be consulted

WCD department & its developmental partners. Private paediatricians, NGOs, Lions Club etc. are giving advise for mid course correction.

Risks

None identified.

Sustainability

It is likely to continue in future. Now department is appreciating it and funding the process.

Chances of Replication

It has been replicated in other district like Narsingpur, Chindwara, Balaghat etc.

Comments

Inspired with this initiative district has Introduced dal palak concept in which public private partnership concept is working effectively to reduce malnutrition since last 10 Months.

Contact

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District Programme office, Integrated child development service, district - Hoshangabad, phone no. 07574-253254 Email-wcdhos@mp.nic.in

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