NUTRITION SUPPORT TO PREGNANT WOMEN FOR SAFE MOTHERHOOD IN ASSAM
Nutrition in mothers and infants in daily diet is the root cause for steep maternal and infant mortality. Interventions’ addressing the nutritional needs of young mothers can lead to a better health for not only mothers but also for the newly born infants. APPL Foundation in partnership with WISH Foundation has launched a project at the 7 Tea Estates of Powai, Borhat, Namroop, Achabam, Nahorkutia, Chubwa and Nahortoli at Upper Assam. Pregnant women are being provided with required nutritional supplement long with counselling on best practices for infant care. The programme also facilitates the monitoring of the health parameters of the women during and after their pregnancy which is helping them to embrace motherhood safely.
245 pregnant women cared for and provided with nutritional supplement across 4 tea garden communities