MANTHAN Topic : Reducing Malnutrition
Nourish to Flourish
Campaigning to serve bare bones because charity begins at home
One in every three malnourished children in the world lives
in India leading it to be a major concern
•A report, released as part of the 2008 Global
Hunger Index, ranks India at 66 out 88
•Statistics reveal, around 60% of more than 10
million children in the state were malnourished.
basing on level off protien-
energy in children:-
1. Wasting or thinness :-
• Acute inadequate nutrition leading
to rapid weight loss or failure to
gain weight normally.
2. Stunting or shortness :-
• Inadequate nutrition over long
period of time leading to failure of
• A combination measure, therefore,
it could occur as a result of wasting,
stunting, or both
» As much as 48 percent of children under
the age of five in the country are
• Malnutrition is higher among kids whose
Mothers are undereducated or have less
than 5 years education.
• The worst performing states are
Madhya Pradesh(60 %)
Jharkhand(56.5%) and Bihar (55.9%)
age of five
States with major
» The role of volunteers:-
Educating Women Doctors Spreading
of the place
good at vernacular
1. Final year
1. Youth with
1. Graduates with
who have high
provide funds and
proper food to the
proper hygiene is
» Spread awareness online and offline about the organisation and ask for the
support the volunteer recruitments.
» Go to industries, schools, colleges, etc and ask them for support of volunteers
from every region. Malnutrition survey in the rural areas.
» Approach government and NGOs to provide support.
» Put banners and posters at public places.
Awareness spreading process
Registrations could be done online or by public help desks.
Recruit people on basis of their skills and profile as shown in the last slide.
Divide them on the basis of the places they can be able to go.
Approach industries and colleges for experienced professionals to take over
the training programs of the volunteers.
Recruit people from NGOs and Offices to manage at the central system.
» Volunteers should be trained to teach women as to what steps must be
taken to help the child from over coming malnutrition.
» Experienced teachers, recruited from different high level institutes, will
train the volunteers to teach the rural women the given curriculum.
» Training period: 2 months.
Training volunteers to educate women
Training volunteers for medical camps
Professional doctors will be hired, to train the volunteering doctors
recruited. The government could provide some jobs to the expertise
doctors to fulfil this task.
Training period: 3 months.
The government will provide funds to organise camps and industries and
corporate people will donate money to put up these camps.
Trained volunteers for educating women will be sent and will teach them in
The doctors will be provided aids and funds by different organisations to
implement the free medical camps.
The campaign should also help in promoting in eradicate malnutrition. Spread
awareness among the people as done for the polio drops.
Geo specialists should be sent to the rural places to check about the nutrition at
The women should be educated on regarding the food which will keep their kids
nourished and what the have to consume, so that they can give nourished milk to
their child while breast feeding. The curriculum inputs will be given by the
The volunteers should be trained regarding the stages of malnutrition and in what
way each stage has to be cured by. This stages and cures will be developed by the
The government needs to provide nutritious food at lowest cost possible so that
the rural people of unhygienic environment could afford it.
will be taken
• Venues will be
• Proper training
skills will be
Central management system
Moderates between local
bodies, government and
Give status of
» We need to spread the awareness. So corporate bodies could
sponsor for the campaign and give advertisements about it.
» People adore actors in India. We could show them as ambassadors
for he campaign to publicise about it.
» The government bodies should ask other nations also to help India
over this situation. UNO can take up an action of providing
expertise doctors to India to train volunteers.
» The volunteers will prepare stats of hygiene of a certain place. The
government should take strict action and provide enough funds
and food at very affordable prices to the rural people.
» Funds should be provided for the free medical camps to be taken
1. Proper venues at rural places to
gather people to fulfil the task will
not be easy.
2. The number of malnutrition
patients may exceed the budget.
3. The funds provided may reach to
the locations efficiently.
4. The doctors may not have
sufficient equipment over there to
cure patients. The will face
problem to carry subsidiary
materials every time.
Government link ups with the rural
organisations and panchayats.
Proper survey of the region by
volunteers, and then providing required
funds by govt.
Precautions to be taken to prevail over
the conditions by the doctors. Enough
equipment should be provided by the
government to support the medical
The campaign should be started by the volunteers, in
the states, where malnutrition is the basic concern. We
need to begin from ground level by first surveying the
region by the recruited volunteers. The trained
volunteers must be ready with the task needed to be
accomplished. Madhya Pradesh and Bihar would be
our prior aims to eradicate malnutrition.
» 2011 Global hunger Index Report.
» World Bank Report on Malnutrition in India(2009). Retrieved 2009-
» International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
» "India in grip of malnutrition.” The Times of India. 12 November
» “Malnutrition stunting growth in Indian children.” India Today.
» The G8 summit, Northern Ireland.
» Local dietician consulted, Seven Hills Hospital.
» Personal research done by field work.