Project Vruddhi – A consortium of CARE and Action Against Hunger


Project Vruddhi – Poshit Gujarat | Vikshit Gujarat

Project Vruddhi, is a pioneering endeavor aimed at combating malnutrition by strengthening systems and services in collaboration with Health and Women & Child Development Department (WCD) within the Government of Gujarat. Focused on the first 1,000 days of life model, the project aligns with the Government’s Poshan Abhiyan goals, striving for accelerated progress in nutrition outcomes.Operating as a pilot in Sabarkantha, Vruddhi tests a comprehensive model designed to enhance service delivery. It prioritizes coordination between ICDS – WCD and Health departments, optimizing resources and strategies to ensure efficient nutrition interventions. The initiative’s core principles emphasize capacity building, robust monitoring, and evaluation frameworks to track effectiveness continually.Community engagement is vital for sustainable nutrition practices at grassroots-levels. Project Vruddhi aims to scale its impact in Gujarat by refining strategies from this pilot. It seeks to establish a replicable blueprint for collaborative approaches to address nationwide malnutrition, aligning with Government frameworks for tangible improvements in nutrition outcomes.

Key Interventions:
Promotion of Breastfeeding
Promotion of Complementary Feeding
Prevention of Anemia
Managing Common Childhood Illness
Promotion of Sanitation and Hygiene

Our Stakeholders:
Pregnant women, Lactating women and children up to 3 years, Health and ICDS – WCD Departments

Geography: Sabarkantha, Gujarat


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