Health

Nutrition

Sustainable Nutrition Health and Education Project (SNEH) 

With the support of Moody’s Analytics, between 2019 and 2020, the SNEH Project was implemented at Alirajpur Block, Madhya Pradesh. The key interventions are undertaken in this project comprised of Behavior Change communication at various levels from community to service providers; Identification and referrals of a pregnant mother and under-nourished children (SAM) to Nutrition Rehabilitation Centers (NRCs); Identification of migrant families and tracking and providing antenatal care (ANC), postnatal care (PNC) and other health services through government service providers and Outreach and follow up of the beneficiaries with Caregivers and providing positive parenting.

Early Childhood Care & Development Project 

ChildFund, with the support of HCL Uday (HCL Foundation’s Urban CSR program), is implementing the Early Childhood Care & Development (ECCD) project in the slums of Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh and slums of Chennai in Tamil Nadu. Under the project, ChildFund ensures that marginalized children between the ages of 3-6 years receive appropriate nutrition, stimulating educational support from teachers, parents, and communities to ensure early childhood care and education (ECCE); government facilities and services are readily accessible and community-led efforts are implemented for better governance of Early Childhood Development centers. The Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) departments of Chennai and Vijayawada are actively supporting the ECCD project.

The project directly contributes to SDG 4.2 to ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care, and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education

Prevention and Recovery from Infectious Diseases

Working on prevention of HIV/AIDS and nutrition support for HIV+ individuals

Since 2008, ChildFund has been working with the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) through various interventions in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana State. Our longstanding project, Link Workers Scheme (LWS), works with all vulnerable groups such as sex workers, partners of HIV+, etc. in selected rural districts of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. For the past four years, the Targeted Interventions (TI) project works in hotspots directly with affected populations in semi-urban and urban areas of the state. We reach out with prevention measures such as distribution of condoms and information and to persons affected by HIV/AIDS with nutritional support, linkages to important government schemes, and enabling supportive community behavior.

Mukti – TB and Nutrition Impact Bond

The Government of India (GOI) has pledged its commitment at the highest levels to eliminate Tuberculosis (TB) by 2025 and has launched a bold National Strategic Plan for TB elimination (NSP). Towards this end, ChildFund India is focusing our efforts to complement the government's priorities towards strengthening TB elimination efforts by accelerating the adoption of innovative financing instruments, such as Development Impact Bonds or Pay-for-Performance Instruments.

In 2019, ChildFund India, in collaboration with USAID and IPE Global, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Health and Family Welfare, National Health Mission (NHM), Government of Madhya Pradesh, to improve the nutrition status of Tuberculosis (TB) patients in the state of Madhya Pradesh.

The initiative focuses on improving the nutritional status and treatment success for TB patients through counseling at home, treatment adherence support, and a protein-rich food basket every month to improve the cure rate of TB patients. This innovative financing model is being implemented across 15 blocks in the Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh, benefitting 1,000 TB patients.