District Health Society, Bihar
Citizens Foundation is under collaboration with the Government of India towards implementing the Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) in Bhagalpur district of Bihar. This program aims to control Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM). We provide facility–based care to SAM children between 6–59 months of age under this service. This includes rigorous maintenance of normal nutritional grade status of each ward under our care. Besides, we conduct Regular Growth Monitoring of our children. We also execute a Monthly Growth Monitoring of children to identify those who are severely or moderately malnourished and need timely intervention. Children are observed in the NRC for a period of 3 weeks. They are provided with medical care, and benefit from individual attention for timely, adequate and appropriate feeding. Another aspect of this venture is to improve the skills & understanding of their mothers with respect to Nutrition, Health and Hygiene issues. In addition to this, mothers are provided with the knowhow of preparing low cost, nutritious diet from locally available raw materials.