Treatment center at Dharni, Maharashtra.

With the objective of combatting acute malnutrition in Amravati, Fight Hunger Foundation launched its first Outpatient Treatment Centre (OTC) under the NAOS village project on 12th June 2018. The newly launched centre, at the Sadrabadi PHC (Primary Health Centre), is the 1st of 3 OTC’s that will be set up under the project.

Related to acute malnutrition.
A mother and child at the OTC.

The OTC will reach out to over 2800 children and mothers, provide treatment to acutely malnourished children, counselling on nutrition and sanitation to pregnant and lactating mothers and increase overall awareness in the community on the causes, effects and remedial measures related to acute malnutrition.

The project, supported by NAOS is an integrated, multi-year program that focuses on malnutrition treatment and prevention, community awareness on nutrition, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL).

The inauguration was attended by mothers and children enrolled in the program through a baseline survey, the local sarpanch and the Medical Officer from Susurda sub- health centre. Post the inauguration, the Fight Hunger Foundation team began operations at the OTC and started providing treatment to children suffering from acute malnutrition. The children enrolled will receive Energy Dense Nutrition Supplement (EDNS), necessary medical attention and their progress will be tracked on a weekly basis.

Fight Hunger Foundations works in the states of Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh on the treatment and prevention of acute malnutrition and has reached out to over 90,000 children under 5 years of age in over 650 villages. You can read more about our work here.

The launch event at the Sadrabadi PHC.
The launch event at the Sadrabadi PHC.
The village sarpanch inaugurating the centre.
The village sarpanch inaugurating the centre.
The treatment centre in operation.
The treatment centre in operation.

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