Media Sensitization Workshop on Nutrition at Jaisalmer - 27th May 2017

MEDIA SENSITIZATION WORKSHOP ON NUTRITION AT JAISALMER - 27th MAY 2017

The team of AAH/FHF with the Deputy Director

The team of AAH/FHF with the Deputy Director, IEC-NHM at the Media Sensitization Workshop at Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.

A Media Sensitization Workshop on nutrition was organized along with the development partners and the state government of Rajasthan at Jaisalmer on 27th of May 2017. The objectives of the workshop were to generate awareness on the issue of malnutrition among the media and share knowledge on all aspects of nutrition, under-nutrition and Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM).

The stupendous results and success of Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition, (CMAM) programme of Rajasthan was also acknowledged by health experts across the nation.

More than 9,000 children have been cured of malnutrition by the initiatives of health department and the technical support provided by partners like AAH, Unicef and Gain in the 10 districts of high priority. By the proper implementation of CMAM programme, now these 9,000 kids are leading a normal life, free from malnutrition. Inspired by the huge success of first phase of the CMAM, now the second phase is in the process of being launched.

Mr. Govind Parikh, Deputy Director, IEC-NHM, Government of Rajastha addressing the participants during the workshop at Jaisalmer, Rajathan.

In the workshop Meeta Mathur, head of department (nutrition) of AAH said that kids suffering from malnutrition are nine times more prone to death than the healthy children. The community-based malnutrition management programme has been launched in Baran, Barmer, Banswara, Bundi, Dholpur, Dungarpur, Jaisalmer, Jalore, Karauli, Pratapgarh, Rajsamand, Sirohi and Udaipur districts with an aim to cure 85-90% of the kids suffering from malnutrition.

Mr. Govind Parikh, deputy director, health department said he feels blessed and contented on seeing the children free of malnutrition. "It is a matter of great pride for Rajasthan that the stupendous results and success of CMAM programme is being acknowledged by health experts across the country," he said.

The workshop was successful in motivating the entire audience including the 34 media personnel and the 22 district health officials. The audience walked away with a notion of a necessity of a POSHAN programme in their mind and the necessary effort expected from them to bring the programme back. They also realised how their power of writing can bring about a required change in the development process and its important role in nutrition campaigns.

WORKSHOP IMAGES
A section of the participants during the media sensitization workshop at Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.
Participants including the media and the officials pose for a group photograph at the end of the workshop at Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.

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