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When Mothers Joined Hands to Fight Diarrhoea

When Mothers Joined Hands to Fight Diarrhoea

In the small, cramped streets of the ‘Tigri’ slum in South Delhi, under the dim lights of the Aanganwaadi Centre gathers a group of young, old and new mothers. This group, called ‘Jyoti’ has decided to come together and illuminate every corner of this slum with the light of knowledge and awareness of good sanitation practices. This mother-to-mother support group is a part of Save the Children’s Stop Diarrhoea Initiative – a comprehensive project reaching out to more than 2 million people in four states: Delhi, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand and West Bengal.
 

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Giving Infants in Kolkata a Healthy Start through Initiation of Early Breastfeeding

Giving Infants in Kolkata a Healthy Start through Initiation of Early Breastfeeding

In the slums of ward 58 and 65 under the Kolkata Municipal Corporation, early initiation of breastfeeding was not a common practice. This staggering information came to light when Field Staff from our ‘Stop Diarrhoea Initiative’ project started working within the community. After closely probing at the situation, it was discovered that poor knowledge of breastfeeding practices was one of the main reasons contributing to the high incidence of diarrhoea-related deaths among infants of the community.
 

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Mothers and Health Workers Join Hands to Fight Diarrhoea

Mothers and Health Workers Join Hands to Fight Diarrhoea

Save the Children, focuses on closely working with communities. Safe and healthy upbringing of the children is ensured by working closely with families in the particular communities by our Field Agents or Community Health Workers.
 

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Building Trust within the Community to Fight Killer Diarrhoea

Building Trust within the Community to Fight Killer Diarrhoea

In the Pilibhit District of Uttar Pradesh is the small village of ‘Vishan’. Amongst the tiny population of the village lives a young 10-month-old Mabiya, the daughter of Md. Kadir and Sayra.
 
Mabiya, in the initial months of her life, has struggled with poor health and is currently severely unwell, courtesy “killer” Diarrhoea. The disease, most caused by poor personal and community sanitation, is the second leading cause of death in children under the age of five. However, it is both treatable and preventable, yet it claims lakhs of young lives each year.
 

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Health Worker Emerges as the Only Ray of Hope for Child Ridden with Diarrhoea

Health Worker Emerges as the Only Ray of Hope for Child Ridden with Diarrhoea

Diarrhoea is the second leading cause of death in children under the age of 5 in India. We lose lakhs of young lives every year due to this preventable and treatable disease. Through our ‘Stop Diarrhoea Initiative’ we are reaching more than two lakh children to directly address diarrhoea cases, spread awareness and comprehensively improve the hygiene and sanitation status of their communities.
 

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