We dream of a world where the potential of each child is not limited by poor early health or malnutrition.
At the Foundation for Mother and Child Health India we focus on encouraging preventive health, balanced nutrition and child developmental practices in underprivileged communities. To achieve this we adopt a holistic approach, by embracing, educating and empowering mothers and children in their social environment.
Nutrition Specific Interventions:
First 1000 Day Program
It is a well-established fact that poor nutrition during the First 1000 Days of a
child’s life (day one of pregnancy till her 2nd birthday) can cause irreversible
damage with life-long consequences. At FMCH we work actively with pregnant
women and children up to the age of two, to ensure that they have the
knowledge and support to pass through this critical window in good health. We
also work closely with the families and community at large to promote good
health, hygiene and nutrition practices. Through this initiative FMCH provides
An initiative conceptualized and led by Rajmata Jijau Nutrition Mission to address malnutrition issues in urban districts of Maharashtra with a high burden of underweight status among children. FMCH has undertaken this initiative in order to achieve key organizational goals of sustainability and scale
Over the past three years, FMCH has engaged with various agencies (NGOs, hospitals, government agencies) who want to manage malnutrition in their own communities. Through the FMCH Training center that was launched in May 2015, FMCH formalized this vertical with the objective of developing a cadre of professionals across Maharashtra and eventually the entire country who are equipped with correct knowledge and best practices that would reach a much larger community beyond the direct reach of FMCH, further empowering the battle to mitigate malnutrition. The FMCH Training Center was also conceived with the idea of being an incubator of new ideas and models for nutrition specific interventions that can eventually be scaled-up.