We focus on child health and nutrition through a proactive approach to reduce malnourishment and improve India’s infant mortality rate (IMR), child mortality rate (CMR), and maternal mortality rate (MMR). We do this by connecting communities to government services, schemes, and benefits.
As a top child health NGO in India, we are here to provide children health and nutrition they need for a healthier future.
Here are 3 key focus areas of our child health initiatives:
The nutrition received in the first 1000 days of children’s lives is crucial as it helps in their physical, mental and cognitive development. Therefore we focus on timely care for expectant and lactating mothers. We connect expecting mothers and their babies to the government healthcare system to ensure quality prenatal care, safe deliveries, and postnatal check-ups for breastfeeding.
Monitoring children’s growth until age 6 ensures healthier childhoods. We promote infant and young child feeding practices, address gender discrimination, and complete immunization schedules through the government healthcare system.
We conduct awareness drives for communities on the importance of proper nutrition, quality healthcare, and timely immunization to bring a lasting generational change in behaviors and attitudes towards children’s health. Our kitchen garden initiative aims to reduce malnutrition in children by enabling communities to grow vegetables and fruits rich in micronutrients.
In spite of the progress made in recent years and a large number of ngo working to prevent malnutrition in India, the below statistics highlight the need to
children in India do not receive complete immunisations
NFHS 4 2015-2016
below the age of 5, are caused by malnutrition.
(Source: UNICEF 2019 and ICMR 2019)
child under 5 years of age in India is severely malnourished
(NFHS 4, 2016)
At CRY, we’re dedicated to improving the health and nutrition of mothers and children, addressing the issue of malnourishment. Our approach involves empowering communities through initiatives like community grain banks, kitchen gardens, and poultry farms, ensuring a sustainable food supply. We focus on educating women and adolescents, identifying high-risk pregnancies and underweight children promptly. Our collaboration with local healthcare facilities strengthens institutional healthcare and increases awareness, leading to significantly lower mortality rates. Join us in this vital mission of ensuring healthier future for children and their mothers. Your support matters.
Children are the greatest wealth of our society. Unfortunately, even today, a huge number of our country’s children suffer from lack of opportunities and even struggle to get their basic needs fulfilled – food, shelter, health, education. CRY is a major organization working for the rights of our children and we should all stand by them.
Mr. Dipanjan Guha
I feel happy and proud to be a donor of CRY as I feel that it is very important to come forward and do our bit for the children. My husband was associated with CRY for a very long time and now after his sad demise I plan to take the legacy forward.
Mrs Chandana Bandopadhyaya
CRY is doing a wonderful job. Many times we don’t have the time to do something for the society, but by providing financial support to this organisation, it makes me feel happy. The work done by them is appreciable.