Even as India has managed to increase food security and access in the last decade, our country still faces a crucial health crisis, bearing over 20% of the global burden of malnourishment.
Child malnutrition is the leading cause of under-five mortality in India, owing to greater susceptibility to and slow recovery from illnesses - claiming thousands of lives each year. Children, adolescents, and women are at a particularly high risk of under-nutrition - which reduces their ability to learn and be productive - perpetuating a vicious cycle that pushes individuals and communities further and further into poverty and ill-health.
At SNWF, we implement proven methods of enhancing nutrition, focusing on the 1000-day window starting from a child’s birth, girls in their adolescence, and mothers during their pregnancy and lactation period - all crucial touchpoints to ensure optimal nutrition. We work closely with communities and local governments to reach the most underserved and wanting parts of the society, and help to provide them with access to quality healthcare and nutrition.