A Study on Household Consumption Pattern and Nutritional Status of the Children in Anaganwadi, Bangalore, Karnataka
Project Team: Dr. Sarala (PC), Dr. Usha Manjunath, Dr. Deepashree, Ms. Ramya T Karur and Mr. Gururaj Ajagoal
Funding Agency: United way, Bangalore, India
Location : Dommansandra, Bellandur and Mandur, Bangalore
The study was designed to assess the household food consumption pattern and nutritional status of children using anthropometric measures in selected Anganwadi centers of Bangalore. Multi- Stage Stratified Random sampling design was adopted for the study. Firstly, all the 40 anganwadi centres in Dommansandra, Bellandur and Mandur Village were selected. Secondly, all the children in the anganwadi centres were selected to assess their nutritional status and 35% of the children households (ensured to cover equal number of boys and girls) was selected by adopting random sampling to carryout survey to collect information about household consumption pattern. This baseline study aims to assess the household consumption pattern and establish Nutritional Status of Children enrolled in Anganwadi in 3 villages, using anthropometric measures. The baseline study results formed the basis for impact analysis of Nutrition/Dietary Habits intervention programme planned by United Way in the community.
Baseline Evaluation for Setting Up of Clinics/Mobile Medical Units for APL Program
Team: Gowthamghosh B., Dr. Manjunatha R, Aishwarya Urala
Agency: Piramal Swasthya
Location: Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana & Maharashtra
The objective of the baseline was to understand the current health status and practices related to health services utilization, the household profile, socio-economic status, prevalent common/minor illness, infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, antenatal care, delivery, postnatal care services. The baseline also focussed on collecting data on utilization of ICDs services, WASH practices and out of pocket expenditure and preferred health care providers by the households for treatment. Piramal Swasthya supported the assessment at the identified program locations of India- Mysore (Karnataka), Patancheru (Telangana), Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Khandala (Maharashtra) and Kasna (Uttar Pradesh). Piramal Swasthya in partnership with Asian Paints Limited is to deliver primary health care services in these locations. The research study results provided inputs for types of services, location, and modalities for the clinics and mobile clinics.