GRAAM partners with UNICEF!

GRAAM is partnering with UN ICEF to develop & demonstrate a comprehensive, convergent implementation strategy for improving the conditions of child survival and development in selected villages of Mysuru and Koppal districts of Karnataka.

The project is called ‘Nurturing the first 1000+ Days – A Convergent Approach to Child Survival & Development.’

Project Title ‘Nurturing the first 1000+ Days – A Convergent Approach to Child Survival & Development’
Geographical Area of Implementation Mysuru and Koppal Districts, Karnataka, India
Nature of Project Action Research
Portfolio Health and Nutrition
Partner Organization UNICEF

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GRAAM is partnering with UNICEF to develop & demonstrate a comprehensive, convergent implementation strategy for improving the conditions of child survival and development in selected villages of Mysuru and Koppal districts of Karnataka.

The project is called ‘Nurturing the first 1000+ Days – A Convergent Approach to Child Survival & Development’

It is imperative that the focus on the “1000 days” i.e. the nine months of pregnancy and first two years of the birth are critical to Child Survival & Development. Thus, the overall focus of this model will be on the first 1000 days. However, the adolescent girls, who also suffer from various nutritional deficiencies, will also be focused.

Many of the nutritional practices derive from age old behavioural patterns and norms. Changing these practices also requires the right skills at the level of right stakeholders (individuals, families, communities) and the service providers, especially frontline functionaries. This requires a comprehensive Social & Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) strategy as well as a capacity development framework. The “Nurturing 1000+ Days” model proposes to focus on survival as well as developmental parameters.

Project objective And focus areas:

GRAAM will work with field level service delivery personnel (ASHAs and Anganwadi workers) together with the community and related government departments to demonstrate that better outcomes in nutrition and immunization are feasible through an innovative technology aided social and behaviour change communication intervention strategy in the selected areas.

Articles by GRAAM Team Members

a) Samvarthana – Perspectives of various mothers