Early Child Care & development

EARLY CHILD CARE & DEVELOPMENT (ECCD)

Project Title - Child Survival Development

Goal - Healthy & Secure Infants (Age group 0-5 Years)

Objective - Enable community for Safe motherhood and healthy development of child

Project Location - 24 Villages in Jamui District, Bihar, India

Project Introduction: -

This Project has been introduced to work on early child care and maternal health where our targeted community and village's beneficiaries will be accessing Safe motherhood, ante-post natal care, early childhood development, safe drinking water & sanitation, regular immunization, nutrition, community management of childhood illnesses. Prevention and awareness programme on HIV/AIDS. For a major and sustainable impact project is focusing to achieve the following.

- PHC are accessible for community people
- Safe deliveries
- New born with average birth weight of two and half kg and above.
- Children exclusively breast fed for the first six months.
- Children immunized against mandatory vaccine preventable diseases.
- Eligible children (3-5 years old) enrolled and receiving services from Balwadi / Anganwadi.
- Pregnant and lactating mothers receiving ANC/PNC
- Children having birth certificate.so families benefited from Govt. health schemes and routine immunization
- Early childhood illness
- Colostrum feed children
- Adoption of ways for birth control amongst eligible couple.
- No infant mortality rate

Key Activities

1. Promoting and strengthening Institutional deliveries
2. ANC / PNC training to Pregnant and lactating mother
3. Health Skill training to Adolescent
4. HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention prograame through workshop
5. Linkage of Public Health Care and easy accessibility
6. Sensitizing community women on early care of infant and breastfeeding

Successful Indicators

i. Public Health Centre in the project villages quoted that there has been an increase of 43.5% in the institutional deliveries when compared to the statistics of 2009. The programmed activities were quite successful in motivating women and their families for institutional deliveries and avoiding danger of home deliveries.

ii. A positive impact of ante and post pregnancy programs was seen in the cases where new born registered with an average weight of 2 and a half and above. 5.3% increase in the number of decent weighted new born was noted.

iii. 5.2% increase was seen in the birth registration numbers in comparison with the base line data where as an incredible increase of 29% was observed when Children were exclusively breast fed for the first six months.

iv. For past years there has been a huge challenge to make people realize the importance of Child Vaccination as they were unaware with the pros and cons thanks to the orthodox rituals and behavior. Organization has performed decently showing 47% increase in the Children immunized against 6 vaccine preventable diseases.

v. Children enrollment in Aganwadis and Balwadis has observed a very less change (0.42% in 2011) and remains an area where more focus is required. The substantial increase in the enrollments would pave the way towards ECCD and help them to grow well in adolescent age.

vi. Pregnant and lactating mothers receiving ANC/PNC were increased by 22.6% in 2013 compared with that of 2009. This was made possible by high quality training of ANMs and MPWs with proper tracking and monitoring mechanism, moreover the major focus of the project has been on Reproductive Child health issues in past years.

vii. The most noticeable change is the cases of early childhood illness have declined by 51%. Program activities like sensitization of communities on Proper vaccinations, child care, new born care etc. were instrumental for the reduction in illness and severe disease cases in children.

viii. 30% rise in adoption of ways for birth control amongst eligible couples was observed in 2013 when compared to the baseline. Programs on contraceptive choices to later adolescents, married adolescents and youth have played a reasonably significant role in creating awareness on birth control options and its advantages. However, programs activities needs to be more youth and adolescent friendly to attain best results from the programs.