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Save the lives of severely malnourished children in Bihar

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Bihar has one of the worst child health indicators with 43% children being underweight, 48% stunted, 53 % being exclusively breastfed for 6 months and only 7 % children getting adequate complementary feed between 6-23 months (NFHS-4). In a screen at village Masari in Bihar, out of 411 screened, 74 were Severe acute malnutrition (SAM)  and 99 were moderate acute malnutrition (MAM). Severe acute malnutrition is a life threatening condition requiring urgent treatment. According to WHO, 35% of the undernourishment leads to fatality. 
Moved by these indicators, Doctors For You NGO started a community based programme for malnutrition management in an underdeveloped village of Masari. Under the program the NGO has successfully saved and cured 10 SAM children and 24 MAM children. But the cases are more and more for the NGO to tackle in the village. Doctors For You call for support individual and groups to help it in battling the cases. The NGO has 30 SAM and 20 MAM children to be supported urgently. 

How can you support?

To support the recovery of a SAM child, one week supply of RUTF (Ready To Use Therapeutic Food) is essential. This is given as per body weight along with a course of antibiotics, Deworming and Vitamin A supplementation. A SAM child’s 6 month treatment could be managed in 10588 INR rupees.

Nutritional Pack for SAM child
Sl No
Item
Rate per pack
Quantity (for 24 weeks)
Total
1
RUTF
28
2 packets per day ,
14 packets /month,
336 packets/ 24 weeks
  9408
2
BANANA
2 rupees/ piece
7 for week
168 per 24 weeks 
       340
3
Egg
5 rupees/piece
7 for week
168 per 24 weeks 
     840
Total Cost per pack (INR)
10588 Approx:

To support the recovery of a MAM child, one week supply of Hyderabad Mix. It is a nutritional supplement made locally by women from locally available, culturally acceptable foods like wheat flour, bengal gram flour and ground nut powder. All are roasted together in ghee. This is given in measured amounts with jaggery along with micronutrient supplements. A MAM child’s 6 month treatment could be managed in 6780 INR rupees.

Nutritional Pack for MAM child
Sl No
Item
Rate per pack
Quantity (for 24 weeks)
Total
1
Hyderbad Mix
20 rupees
2 packets per day ,
14 packets /month,
280 packets/ 20 weeks 
            5600
2
BANANA
2 rupees/ piece
7 for week
168 per 24 weeks 
                340
3
Egg
5 rupees/piece
7 for week
168 per 24 weeks 
               840
Total Cost per pack (INR)
               6780

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Rs.23,960
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Beneficiary: Doctors For You info_outline
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Vikash donated Rs.500
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Anonymous donated $60
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Shreelekha donated Rs.2,000
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Anonymous donated Rs.5,000
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Neelabh donated Rs.10,000
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S donated Rs.2,500