NUTRITION SUPPORT TO PREGNANT WOMEN FOR SAFE MOTHERHOOD IN ASSAM

NUTRITION SUPPORT TO PREGNANT WOMEN FOR SAFE MOTHERHOOD IN ASSAM

Under nutrition among mothers and infants is the root cause for steep maternal and infant mortality. Interventions addressing the nutritional needs of young mothers and not only benefit them but also save lives of newborns.

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 and counselling about best practices on infant care.

The initiative aspires to reduce anemia in women of reproductive age, reduction of low birth weight and increase the practice of early and exclusive breastfeeding till 6 months.