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  project name ~ JSS Phulwari 2015

category ~ Health Care and Family Planning




  Project Name


JSS Phulwari 2015



JSS (Jan Swasthya Sahyog)



Health Care and Family Planning







  Budget Approved


Rs 6169600


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators


Karthik Shekhar











JSS runs crèches as part of its community health 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 to close the nutritional gap in children from marginalized and provide a safe and secure environment for them to develop, while their parents are at work.





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 3)Phulwaris have been launched in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar and Orissa by Public Health Resource Network (PHRN) as part of the action against malnutrition (AAM) project





Phulwaris aim to to reduce the incidence and prevalence of malnutrition in this vulnerable age group. At present there are 1176 children in 86 crèches, across 38 villages. In 2015 the programme will be reach out to 1300 children approximately. Additionally, there will be early childhood education and stimulation activities. In addition, one of the objectives is to build a small office space for the Phulwari program on the JSS main campus in Ganiyari. Approximately Rs. 500,000 from the total funds will be used for this purpose



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