Facilitated Action Against Malnutrition (FAAM)

PHRN is providing technical support to PRADAN to evolve and implement a comprehensive strategy that interlinks health and nutrition with agriculture and other livelihood practices being implemented in the field areas of PRADAN. The aim of the project is to build capacities of PRADAN internal staff and sharpen their understanding in nutrition sensitive engagement. In addition, activities included working with the identified SHG members to take their learning to the respective block and also to identify processes to be implemented in the community and help them to build leadership & expertise of the SHG collectives in nutrition.

The project started in March 2014, and the first phase is expected to be completed in September 2015. FAAM presently reached out to 3 blocks of 3 districts; Dumka, and West Singhbhum in Jharkhand and Kadhamal in Odisha with an outreach of directly working with 90 community leaders through a structured perspective building exercise and handholding by PHRN and PRADAN block team. These community leaders will in turn reach out to 900 – 1000 SHGs and to 13,500 – 15,000 families.

FAAM is to be scaled in more districts in the states of Odisha, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh where PRADAN is working and has an active presence.

Community Needs Assessment Tool, designed and developed by Dr. Vandana Prasad, 2014.