Save lives of 100 malnourished children in Palghar, Maharashtra.

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Seen here is baby Rohit and his journey over the last six months, from being severely malnourished to now a healthy bonnie baby! Rohit (name changed) was just 2 months old and weighed only 1.5 kgs when our Community Health Worker met him during our screening campaign in a remote hamlet in Palghar in June 2017. 

 We noticed he was very weak and on measuring his Mid Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC), we found that Rohit was suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition. We advised his mother  to enrol him at our local Outpatient Therapeutic Centre (Mother and Child Centre) in Mokhada, Palghar and started treating  him and counselling his mother on topics such as feeding practices, care of children, malnutrition and it’s causes and effects, food groups and WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene).
 
After a few weeks of follow-up sessions at our center, Rohit’s health started to improve – he begun gaining weight and his appetite improved too. Today he has completely recovered as you can see above. His mother is thrilled that Rohit is now happy and healthy. She said that before she came to our center, her neighbors told her that her baby would not survive.

Palghar district is one of the worst affected regions in Maharashtra in terms of child malnutrition. Due to the difficult terrain, lack of water and migration in the summers due to lack of jobs, the families are unable to provide good care for their children. Sadly, sometimes this leads to child deaths due to acute malnutrition. .

But the good news is malnutrition is treatable and early detection increases the child’s chances of recovery and healthy growth.
It takes only Rs. 5000 to cure a malnourished child completely. This includes providing the necessary medicines, daily therapeutic food, counseling sessions for mothers on nutrition and child feeding and a sanitation kit to ensure access to clean drinking water and hygiene.


Screening a child for signs of  malnutrition.

Appeal for supporting our Jeevan Rekha program in Palghar.
We have 100 children enrolled in our program who need treatment like baby Rohit above. We are appealing for your support to please come forth and help us raise vital funds to  cover the treatment of malnourished children in Palghar.


An educational session with mothers on nutrition.

Your contribution will directly be used for saving lives of malnourished children and for counselling mothers and pregnant women on child care practices.  We have seen incredible recovery of children like Rohit and request you to join us in creating several new stories of change for children in our country.

About Fight Hunger Foundation
Fight Hunger Foundation is an Indian NGO working against malnutrition. Our expert team is working round the clock to detect and treat children suffering from malnutrition and save their lives.

We are present in 480 villages in India in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

Fight Hunger Foundation has signed an MoU with the Maharashtra Government, Department of Women and Child Development to undertake activities in 59 villages in Palghar in Jawhar, Mokhada and Vikramgarh blocks.

Join us in this journey to make India a Zero Hunger nation.

Please come forth and support our work which will help us save lives and enable India’s children to look forward to a brighter future.
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Rs.21,745
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