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1.Overview
Nutrition and Health Days (NHDs) are conducted twice in a month. NHD-1 is conducted on 1st of every month. On this day, the weight of children is taken to monitor their growth and Take Home Ration is also distributed on the same day. NHD-2 is conducted on a fixed day of the month as per the schedule of ANM. The focus of NHD-2 is on Ante Natal Check-ups (ANC) and Immunization. Both the NHDs are conducted as a convergence effort of ICDS and Health department with support from Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Department. The Anganwadi Worker (AWW), ASHA, Village Organisations (VOs) including SHGs along with the Village level Coordination Committee (VLCC) conduct the NHD-1, while the ANM joins the team for NHD-2 to provide ANC and Immunization services
2.NHD-1
NHD-1 is organized in the following manner
  • NHD-1 is conducted at Anganwadi centers (AWCs) on first of every month
  • Services are delivered from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm
  • The information regarding NHD-1 is displayed by AWW at AWC and the Panchayat office
  • The Supervisors of ICDS and Health Dept. supervise the session
Services provided during NHD-1
  • Growth monitoring of children
  • Distribution of Take Home Ration (THR) to beneficiaries
  • Counselling of mothers / family Members by AWW with the support of ASHA, VOs, SHGs and members of VLCC
3.NHD-2
NHD-2 is organized in the following manner
  • NHD-2 is conducted at AWCs
  • It is conducted on Wednesdays if the AWC is in a village where the Health Sub-centre is located and on Saturday if the AWC is in a village where a Health Sub-centre does not exist
  • All missed out and dropout pregnant women and children due for immunization can avail services at Sub-centre on the 4th Wednesday of the month
  • Services are be delivered from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm on the fixed day
  • The information regarding NHD-2 is displayed by the AWW at AWC and Panchayat Office
  • The Supervisors of ICDS and Health Dept. supervise the session using monitoring checklist as per the monitoring plan developed jointly by ICDS and Health department for the month
Services provided during NHD-2
  • ANC services
  • Weighing of Pregnant Mothers
  • Immunization services
  • Growth monitoring for children who come for vaccination
  • Counselling services
4.References
G.O.Ms.No.249,Dept of HM&FW dt.24.09.2012
Convergence to improve Health and Nutrition Status of Women and Children - Interdepartmental Coordination for Effective Convergence - Launch of Maarpu Programme - Orders - Issued
G.O.Ms.No.57,Dept of HM&FW dt.30.04.2013
Convergence to improve Health and Nutrition Status of Women and Children - Interdepartmental Coordination for Effective Convergence - Maarpu Programme - Operational Guidelines - Issued