Mumbai: In an attempt to bring behavioural changes among adolescent girls, pregnant women and lactating mothers in their day-to-day life, awareness sessions are conducted as part of My Health Project. Till date, total 94 awareness sessions conducted on Health, Nutrition, and WASH for pregnant women, lactating mothers and adolescent girls in the Bhandup ‘S’ and Mulund ‘T’ Wards. The sessions have been conducted as part of My Health Project by People to People Health Foundation (PPHF) which is funded by GeBBS Healthcare Solutions and ground implementation support from Nirabhra Sustainable Development Foundation.
The key points of the sessions conducted for the adolescent girls were the importance of nutrients in our diet, anaemia prevention, IFA tablets and menstrual health & hygiene. The sessions for pregnant women and lactating mothers were conducted in collaboration with the ICDS Department where women’s Health, Nutrition, and WASH were prioritised. The experts conducted interactive sessions with the women on the significance of breastfeeding and complementary feeding after six months for children.
From December 2022 till March 2023, My Health Project has reached out to more than 2877 adolescent girls from 8 schools and about 2580 pregnant women, and lactating mothers from 58 Anganwadi centers across Bhandup ‘S’ Ward and Mulund ‘T’ Ward.