Project Gramin Vikas Samiti

Works to ensure proper healthcare and nutrition for new mothers and children across 27 villages in the Damoh district of Madhya Pradesh

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About The Project

Damoh district is largely dominated by the Gond tribe, where 38% of children below 5 years are underweight. The Antenatal Care and Postnatal Care services are poor, and the shortage of health infrastructure remains one of the reasons behind these alarming data.



To address these issues, the GVS team is working to improve health infrastructures, reduce neonatal, infant, child and maternal mortality rates and address nutritional anaemia as well as cases of malnutrition.

Our Work During COVID

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  • Regular home visits were conducted and health counselling was given to pregnant women, lactating mothers, adolescent girls and malnourished children.
  • Mid-Day Meals in schools and nutrition supplement distribution in Anganwadi Centres.
  • Awareness about COVID was generated in all 27 villages covering 4810 households.
  • Provided children group members with various interactive IEC materials to spread awareness on the pandemic.
  • Relief measures like providing dry rations and distributing 5000 masks to community members.
  • Conducting regular health check-up camps for migrants and spreading awareness on physical distancing and other precautionary measures.
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Project Impact 2022-23

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    children impacted
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    children and adolescent girl children collectives with 1130 members
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    Moderate Acute Malnourished (MAM)children moved to normal
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    children under 1 year completely immunised

Laxmi’s Story

20 year old Laxmi Ahirwar lives in Mohad, a small village in Madhya Pradesh. Her husband works as a labourer and earns minimum wage.

During her pregnancy, Laxmi was found to be anaemic and was closely monitored by the CRY UK project team through regular home visits. They advised her to include iron-rich food in her diet and encouraged her to go for timely antenatal check-ups. Since her pregnancy was high risk due to her low weight, height and haemoglobin, her family was advised to take her to the district hospital.

Thanks to the timely intervention by the GVS team, tests were conducted and she was provided with the necessary medication and nutritional guidance to ensure her unborn baby develops in the best of health!

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