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Nutrition Intervention program for maternal and child development of persons in rural areas.

Attainment of an overall healthy condition and status for maternal and child development of rural through the execution of proper nutrition.

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In no more than 3 sentences, please tell us who your idea is designed for and how it reimagines the new life experience.

The idea is designed to reach out to pregnant women, nursing mothers, children and care givers particularly those in the rural communities who do not have access to quality healthcare service. The role of nutrition in maternal care and the actualization & sustainability of the a physical, physiological, mental and psychomotive well-being of growing children cannot be overemphasized. Hence, the incorporation of nutrition programs in healthcare service delivery will foster a healthy community.

The above picture is from a field survey in a rural community. Most children of these communities already had physical signs of malnutrition and the mothers of these children are not well equipped with the knowledge and resources needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle. 

At what stage is your idea?

  • Prototyping: I have done some small tests or experiments with prospective users to continue developing my idea.

What early, lightweight experiment might you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

I would first of all reach out a community, identify nursing mothers, carry out nutritional assessments on them to identify the malnourished ones then I would implement the idea and do an evaluation afterwards to assess the success rate.

What skills, input or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?

The expertise, collaboration and financial support from the OPenIDEO community will help push our cause further and bring our efforts to limelight. It will also encourage other community oriented persons or organizations to replicate such efforts at local levels thus furthering the welfare of mothers and children.

This idea emerged from...

  • An Individual
  • An organization or company

Are you an expecting, new, or experienced mom?

  • yes

Are you a healthcare practitioner?

  • yes

Are you a current employee of UCB Pharmaceuticals or Sutter Health?

  • no

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