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Ministry of AYUSH and Ministry of Women and Child Development signs MoU for Controlling Malnutrition: Highlights with Details

Ministry of AYUSH and Ministry of Women and Child Development signs MoU for Controlling Malnutrition: Highlights with Details
Ministry of AYUSH and Ministry of Women and Child Development signs MoU for Controlling Malnutrition: Highlights with Details

Ministry of AYUSH and Ministry of Women and Child Development signs MoU for Controlling Malnutrition: Highlights with Details

The Ministry of AYUSH and Ministry of Women and Child Development signed A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for controlling Malnutrition as a part of POSHAN Abhiyaan. The MoU will see some time-tested and scientifically proven Ayush-based solutions being adopted for controlling malnutrition in the country.

The MoU Signed by:

Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH and Shri Ram Mohan Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development signed the MOU in the presence of Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, Minister for WCD. Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of AYUSH joined the ceremony through Video Conference.

The MoU Highlights with Details

As a major outcome of the MOU, the Ministry of AYUSH and Ministry of WCD would be working together towards integrating Ayush in POSHAN Abhiyaan and management of malnutrition through the principles and practices of Ayurveda, Yoga and other Ayush systems. POSHAN Abhiyaan or National Nutrition Mission is Government of India’s flagship programme under Ministry of Women & Child Development to improve nutritional outcomes for children, pregnant women and lactating mothers.

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The specific areas identified for co-operation include: (i) Integration of AYUSH into POSHAN Abhiyaan and (ii) Control of malnutrition through the principles and practices of Ayurveda, Yoga and other Ayush systems. The following activities will be implemented through the collaboration:

At Anganwadi Centres

  1. Yoga programmes
  2. Visit of AYUSH workforce to Anganwadi Centre once in a month followed by sensitization meeting of AYUSH medical officers with Anganwadi workers in coordination with State health Authorities (Department of WCD)
  3. Development of PoshanVatika.

For AYUSH Nutritional Care

  1. Generation of baseline data in nutritional status of targeted population
  2. Provision of Telemedicine/ AYUSH helpline / call centres through Common Service Centres
  3. Customization of region specific nutrition
  4. Proper documentation of all efforts for scientific evaluation

IEC activities to develop awareness among the community about the traditional indigenous food items and promote the concept of nutrition based on Ayurveda and other AYUSH systems

The Anganwadi worker who is providing the Ayurveda nutrition message to the community at ground level may be designated as ‘DHATRI’ - Dedicated Health Activist to Replenish the Innutrition.

Other such activities for promotion of Ayurveda and other AYUSH systems and providing holistic nutritional care through integrated approach.

The two Ministries have also decided to launch the hashtag #Ayush4Anganwadi for generating awareness about the activities on the digital media

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