KZSVS works with various tribal communities in and around Kandhamal in Odisha by engaging them in infrastructure projects. They reach reached over 15,000 children with vitamin A and deworming each year.
Seven-month-old Kaveri’s parents became increasingly concerned when they noticed that her corneas were becoming white. She was diagnosed with keratomalacia and was at risk of permanently damaging her corneas or even death. Three doses of vitamin A saved her life.
DIR works in the Nayagaon slum on the peripheries of Chandigarh, focusing on maternal and child health and early childhood education. It selects and trains health promoters from within the community, making the buy-in when introducing nutrition interventions smooth.