New malnutrition treatment centre opened in Palghar - Maharashtra

A local resident inaugurating the centre
A local resident inaugurating the centre

Recognizing the need to have better access to children suffering from acute malnutrition in Washala in Palghar Fight Hunger Foundation inaugurated its third Outpatient Treatment Centre (OTC) in Mokhada block of Palghar district, Maharashtra on 22nd June 2017.

Palghar Layout
Palghar Layout

With the new OTC, we will now be able to reach out to an additional 4000 children and their mothers for tackling malnutrition and counselling the community on maternal and child health, nutrition, sanitation and hygiene practises etc.

With the community being at the forefront of the fight against malnutrition, it was only fitting that the centre be inaugurated by a local resident. Gracing the occasion were Dr. Nandapurkar - Civil Surgeon Maharashtra State, Dr. Shrikant Kulkarni - Taluka Health Officer Mokhada, Mr. Yadunath Bhoye - Tribal Development Inspector and local gram panchayat members.

Post the inauguration, we launched our CMAM () program and screened children for signs of malnutrition. Our team is now fully geared to provide treatment and also to prevent the occurrence of acute malnutrition in Washala block.

Fight hunger Foundation’s OTC’s at Mokhada and Moranda have been serving 183 children suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) and 382 children suffering from Moderate acute Malnutrition since August 2016.

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