Arogya World is proud and excited to receive a grant from “Together Women Rise”, an organisation that funds projects that make life-changing differences for women and girls in low-income countries.
Sharing her views, Dr Nalini Saligram, Founder & CEO of Arogya World said, “We are thrilled to receive this grant from RISE and will put it to good use by integrating our Rural MyThali materials, with our Healthy Schools Program, and study its effectiveness amongst school-going adolescent girls in rural Gujarat.” The objective is to improve health and nutrition-related behaviours amongst adolescent girls, along with building agency, with the overall goal of preventing non-communicable diseases like diabetes. The pilot includes a Randomized Cluster Trial for impact evaluation.
Arogya World will partner with the Department of Foods and Nutrition at M.S. University, Baroda to implement the pilot in two districts, one rural, and another aspirational (Narmada) district at the base of the pyramid, both outside Baroda. Once piloted successfully, we plan to scale up the integrated program. Our Healthy Schools Program has educated 750,000 children to date across 12 states in the country.
Dr Meghana Pasi, Arogya World MyThali Nutritionist, forged the relationship with the nutrition school and Swati Saxena and Jackie Williams helped with the application.
“We at ArogyaWorld believe in creating a bionetwork to improve the health of women and girls in India. Through our intervention, we aim to improve the nutritional status of rural adolescent girls and break the intergenerational cycle of malnutrition” shared Dr Pasi.