Strengthening ICDS

Ideally, community-based programs and activities should build upon existing health and nutrition programs, to avoid creating new and separate or parallel structures, and thereby duplicating efforts. Existing government programs afford useful entry points for intervention. Hence, UNI works through and with the existing ICDS machinery to focus specifically on reducing malnutrition of children aged 0-2 years. UNI focused on building the capacity of Anganwadi workers to deliver better services through offering training programs and assisting them in conducting nutrition demonstrations, home visits, and anthropometric measurements.