HEALTH, NUTRITION
AND SANITATION

RANGE OF ACTIVITIES

Setting up a cadre of health workers

Tackling anemia among women and children

Creating awareness about nutritious cooking

Building toilets for better sanitation

Installation of community water filters for clean drinking water

Sex education for adolescents

A very critical aspect of any development index relates to the health of vulnerable communities, especially amongst women and children. Across rural areas, anaemia among women and children, adequate and nutritious food intake, access to clean drinking water and basic sanitation facilities are still a major challenge and hence, the motivating factor behind WOTR’s involvement in this thematic area. This is also rooted in our approach to development as a holistic concept.

WOTR’S WORK AND SDGS

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HIGHLIGHTS

9 child nourishment trainings conducted with 345 participants

Maintaining records of 3,632 children with Child Growth Monitoring Tool

43 trainings were organized for health promoters

70 HB (anaemia detection) camps conducted benefitting 5,318 people

90 sessions conducted on healthy and nutritious diet from locally grown crops

A total of 5,761 kitchen gardens were made for better household nutrition

15 community water filters installed, benefitting 4,430 people

78 toilets built in Odisha distributed over 12 villages

27 water tanks built, benefitting 3,927 people

52 adolescent training programmes conducted benefitting 1,383 people in Odisha

PUBLICATIONS IN FOCUS

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Latest Paper

Food and Nutrition Security and Climate Change: Strategies for a Sustainable Future
In this paper, we examines the challenges to food and nutrition in the semi-arid and dryland regions in India. The paper pinpoints key approaches within the system that work and those that require further improvement. It further proposes the approaches needed at community as well as policy level towards food and nutrition security.

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Latest Blog

Saafkins Napkins – A step in the right direction
Sanitary napkins are a boon for millions of women in today’s world, but they can also be a nightmare for the environment if not disposed in an eco-friendly way. Since most women do not know how to dispose them in this way, the used sanitary napkins invariably get thrown out. In this blog, learn about how Saafkins Napkins are a more efficient alternative to regular napkins.

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Latest Policy Brief

Awareness and Capacity Building: Essential for Food and Nutrition Security in Rural India
This policy brief is an outcome of the project ‘Promotion of Climate Change Adaptation in Semi-arid and Rain-fed regions of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The emphasis in this brief is on knowledge and the enabling environment for communities to grow their own food and meet nutritional demands on their own.

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Latest video

To provide clean drinking water in rural India, WOTR and Livinguard came out with a community water filter project for rural villages. For this project SBI Mutual Funds came ahead as a donor to support 7 of our rural villages in Parner and Akole.

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USEFUL LINKS

FOR MORE INFORMATION

To know more about WOTR’s Health, Nutrition and Sanitation initiatives contact preetilata.gaikwad@wotr.org.in or bhagyashree.moholkar@wotr.org.in