Village profiling and mobilising people and resources for the village health and nutrition day (VHND) levels supported the process. Building routine convergent meeting with all these sectors at the block level for TRI activities review and planning helped the project make significant measurable changes in maternal health, child health, adolescent girls’ health improving nutrition through awareness, enhanced use of local resources and public services.
Transforming Rural India (TRI) is a project, supported by the TATA Trust through TRI Foundation with support from FFHIT as a thematic expert. It is a multi-sectoral convergent project for backward areas of Madhya Pradesh.
FFHIT works in partnership with the Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) in Bichhiya block of Mandla district and with the block unit of the State Rural Livelihood Mission (SRLM).
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Home Visits made by FFHIT team to counsel lactating mothers and Adolescent girls in Rehli, Sagar, MP.
The women’s groups formed by FES and the SHG network of the SRLM support the integration of the programme interventions.
The project worked to create demand at the community level for all relevant services using existing community based organisations like SHGs, mahilasabhas and Village Health Nutrition and Sanitation Committees (VHSNC) where the thematic interventions are integrated.
At the project level, FFHIT equipped block level staff, field facilitators and community health volunteers to focus on health and nutrition contexts through a common capacity building programme.