Health and Nutrition

In spite of so many efforts made by the Government of India and so many health care infrastructures built (like NHM) the condition of the rural North-East India is still below national average. There is high rate of child mortality due to lack of immunization and malnutrition in the villages. And health care facilities are very meagre and diseases like Malaria, Tuberculosis, Cancer, Anaemia cholera, Typhoid, Diarrhoea etc are some of the most prevalent diseases in operational areas of AIDA.

AIDA intervenes in the health sector by creating awareness on health and nutrition; conducting health camps, upgradation of health centres for providing quality health services and mobile medical van. Through intervention in the Anganwadi centres, the projects educate the beneficiaries on Supplementary Nutrition Programme (SNP) under ICDS which involves the supply of food materials to mothers and children (0-6 years) and also promotes Kitchen garden to improve nutrition and health outcomes of rural communities.

Outreach: (Captions for photos)

  • Over 5000 people in the rural villages across Arunachal, Assam, Nagaland and Manipur are educated on Health and Hygiene annually.
  • Over 500 are reached out through health camps in convergence with district health departments.
  • Over 1000 pregnant, lactating and mothers of children attending Anganwadi centers are given education on Early Child Care and Development in remote villages of Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur.
  • Pregnant and Lactating mothers are provided dietary awareness and seeds are provided to initiate kitchen garden in 5 villages of Nagaland.
  • Over 50 Anganwadi workers and 50 Anganwadi Helpers in 26 remote villages of Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh are trained on Early Child Care and Development annually.
  • Upgradation of village health centres through provision of ambulance service, beds etc is underway in Nagaland.