Placed at: Jashpur, Chhattisgarh
Prior work experience:
One key work during fellowship
- Jashpur has high incidence of under-five mortality (High priority district) & Dairy sector is unorganized with many landless migrants.
What was done:
- Health Project: ‘Health Wednesday’ (HW), a special initiative on malnutrition with photo-based monitoring system to provide monthly free treatment for malnourished kids by medical doctors.
Dairy Project: Restarting the shut down-pasteurization unit, organizing small scale dairy farmers, produce low cost fodder & supply pasteurized milk to local consumers as well as malnourished children. (Both projects are currently in progress – April 2015)
- 3000+ malnourished kids benefit from ‘Health Wednesday’ every month. Enables weekly referral of SAM children at the risk of death to NRC. The state has recommended state-wide replication of HW.
Expected to provide sustainable livelihoods to cow farmers & supply hygienic milk to consumers (scale: to grow over years).