To Study the Orientation of Anganwadi Workers on Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness in Malnutrition
Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness
Background: Malnutrition is one of the serious health problems in children. Malnourished children are more prone to frequent illness. This adversely affects their nutritional status, faltering growth and diminished learning ability. India adapted the integrated management of childhood illness strategy aiming to reduce its newborn and infant mortality burden and the main objective of the study was the orientation of anganwadi workers on IMNCI in malnutrition.Subjects and Methods:The study was observational and conducted jagdalpur Chhattisgarh. Only those who fully satisfied both the inclusion and exclusion criteria were included in the study. Permission from institutional ethics committee was obtained. Selection criteria in the present study were all children in the Anganwadi in a defined area. Result:PEM cases are more compared to controls, Malnutrition is seen in below 5 years of age group in children and more in cases group than the control group. In cases group it was 360 and control group it was 240.In 0 – 2 months of age malnutrition is more in cases than controls. Conclusion:Anganwadi workers were trained based on IMNCI and asked to educate mothers regarding health, nutrition and care seeking during illness of the children.