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Project Samvarthana: Nurturing the First 1000+ Days A Convergent Approach to Child Survival & Development

GRAAM   is   partnering   with   UNICEF   to   develop   & demonstrate   a   comprehensive   and   convergent implementation strategy for improving the conditions of child survival and development in 20 villages. The project is being implemented  in  Nanjangud  taluk  of  Mysuru  district  and Gangavathy  taluk  of  Koppal  district.  Villages  have  been selected based on the status of immunization coverage, Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) as well   as   the   vulnerability   of   the   targeted   population,   in consultation with the health department authorities.

 

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Project Snapshot:

Project Name Project Samvarthana: Nurturing the First 1000+ Days A Convergent Approach to Child Survival & Development
Project Sanction Date 01 Jan 1970
Project Period Nov 2015 to Oct 2016
Project Location
Project Supported By
Implementation Partner Public Health
Project Team


Project objectives:

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Project Result / Accomplishments:

  • Understanding of the prevailing social norms through formative research and bringing changes in the norms and practices that can ensure child survival as well as development

  • Social Behaviour Change and Communication: Contextualization and adaptation of Social behaviour change and communication tools by using different methods and tools such as one to one IPC sessions and IPC video sessions at home level, group meetings and mid media campaign and rallies, school based events, etc.

  • Bringing innovation to community based SBCC interventions by using technology for information and communication through IVRS and SMS alert system that are based on Android-Tablet applications

  • Community mobilization and building capacity of the frontline workers and service providers to create an enabling environment at the village level

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