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  project name ~ JSS Phulwari Program (June 2012)

category ~ Health Care and Family Planning




  Project Name


JSS Phulwari Program (June 2012)



JSS (Jan Swasthya Sahyog)



Health Care and Family Planning







  Budget Approved


Rs 0


  Year Approved







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  Chapter Coordinators


Karthik Shekhar







Outside a Phulwari near Bahmni sub center





JSS runs crèches as part of its community programme. These crèches
provide day care to children between 6 months and 3 years of age,
including supplementary nutrition, while also allowing parents to work and older siblings to go back to school. Their primary aim is .





1) In the JSS programme villages, child survival has improved steadily over the years. The infant mortality rate has reduced from 86 / 1000 live births to the current 29.5 / 1000 live births, which is significantly lower than the current rate for rural Chhattisgarh which is at 59/1000 live births (SRS Bulletin, October 2009, Rural IMR). We have achieved this through sustained efforts in various aspects of maternal and child health. 2) Oxfam featured the Phulwaris in their newsletter www.oxfamindia.org/content3





Phulwaris aim to to reduce the incidence and prevalence of malnutrition in this vulnerable age group. At present there are 977 children in 72 crèches. In 2012-13 the programme will be reach out to 1100 children. Additionally, there will be early childhood education and stimulation activities.



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