Second phase of wellness mother campaign begins

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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla launched the second phase of Suposhit Maa Abhiyan in Kota to keep pregnant women of the Kota Bundi region well-nourished.

  • Under the campaign, a target has been set to nourish three thousand pregnant women, so that 2,000 women in Kota and 1 thousand in Bundi will get the benefit of the campaign.

  • Under this campaign, nutrition kits will be provided to pregnant women for 9 months.

  • In the year 2020, Suposhit Maa Abhiyan was started by identifying 1000 pregnant women with the goal of removing nutritional deficiency among women.

  • Nutrition kit has been prepared by Hans Foundation for the beneficiary women and health cards were also provided to the women for monitoring.

  • Other efforts currently being made

  • Nutrition campaign

  • Under POSHAN Abhiyaan (erstwhile National Nutrition Mission), all districts in 36 States/UTs have been covered in a phased manner.

  • It is an integrated multi-ministerial mission to ensure the achievement of malnutrition free India by the year 2022.

  • The main objective of POSHAN Abhiyaan is to reduce stunting in identified districts of India by improving access and quality of Anganwadi services. In addition, to ensure holistic development and adequate nutrition for pregnant women and post-delivery mothers and their children.

  • Goals of National Nutrition Mission 2022

  • To reduce low birth weight by 2% per annum from 2017 to 2022.

  • Reducing stunting to the level of 25% by the year 2022.

  • To reduce the level of anaemia existing in children below 5 years of age and women in the age group of 15-49 years by 3% annually from 2017 to 2022.

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