Asha ensures Yogita a healthy start in life.

"Investing in the health and well-being of children is not only a moral imperative but also an investment in a healthier, happier, and more prosperous future for all." - Ban Ki-moon.
Yogita is among the many children in the Asha slums who are supported to have a healthy start in life through nutritional intervention. She is her parents' fourth and last child and has two brothers and a sister. The family survives on the meagre income her parents earned through thread-cutting works on clothes. Most families here are engaged in this work to make a daily living.
Yogita was underweight when her mother brought her to the Asha Clinic at Chanderpuri for a weight check in April. She showed a BMI of 11.8 Kg/m2 with a weight of 12 Kg. The Asha health team immediately enrolled her in the intensive treatment category under the well-baby clinic. She began receiving vital micronutrients like zinc, vitamins, and calcium. Furthermore, her parents were educated on giving her homemade healthy food on time and keeping her hygiene. Two months later, Yogita's progress was evident as her weight increased to 13.5 kg with a BMI of 13.2 kg/m2. Yogita is now on her way to gaining the required weight as per her age, following the instructions of our health team.


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