Ministry of AYUSH signed MoU with Ministry of Women and Child Development for Controlling Malnutrition

The MoU aims time-tested and scientifically proven Ayush-based solutions being adopted for controlling malnutrition in the country.
Sheena

Updated: Sep 22, 2020 08:51:56 pm

Ministry of AYUSH signed MoU with Ministry of Women and Child Development for Controlling Malnutrition

22 September 2020 Current Affairs:Ministry of AYUSH signed MoU with the Ministry of Women and Child Development in New Delhi. The MoU is aimed to control Malnutrition as a part of POSHAN Abhiyaan. 

Highlights:
♦ The MoU aims time-tested and scientifically proven Ayush-based solutions being adopted for controlling malnutrition in the country.
♦ The MoU is aimed to tackle the problem of malnutrition in mothers and children in the country. 
♦ Centre aims to establish Nutri-gardens and medicinal gardens in every Anganwadi in near future.
♦ The MoU will enable co-operation between the Ministries in identified areas including Integration of AYUSH into POSHAN Abhiyaan and Control of malnutrition through the principles and practices of Ayurveda, Yoga and other Ayush systems. 
The collaboration will do the following activities:
♦ At Anganwadi Centres:
  • Visit of AYUSH workforce to Anganwadi Centre once in a month with Anganwadi workers in coordination with State health Authorities, Department of WCD
  • Development of PoshanVatika
  • Yoga programmes

♦ For AYUSH Nutritional Care
  • Generate baseline data in the nutritional status of the targeted population
  • Create Provision of Telemedicine, AYUSH call centres/ helpline through Common Service Centres
  • Customize region-specific nutrition
  • Prepare proper documentation of all efforts for scientific evaluation

♦ Raise awareness among the community about the traditional indigenous food items.
♦ Introduce the concept of nutrition based on Ayurveda and other AYUSH systems
♦ The Anganwadi worker who provides the Ayurveda nutrition message to the community at ground level may be designated as DHATRI (Dedicated Health Activist to Replenish the Innutrition).
♦ The two Ministries have is set to launch the hashtag #Ayush4Anganwadi for generating awareness about the activities on the digital media.
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