Child malnutrition in India is a “national shame” – Manmohan Singh


Malnutrition limits development and the capacity to learn. It also costs lives: According to UNICEF, about 50% of all childhood deaths are attributed to malnutrition. In India, around 46% of all

children below the age of three are too small for their age, 47% are underweight and at least 16% are wasted. Many of these children are severely malnourished.


SMDT understands the gravity of this problem and has initiated a Maternal and Child Health improvement program at Tilaknagar, Shrirampur. By partnering with FMCH (Foundation for Mother

and Child Health) SMDT is slated to address over 1000 malnourished children in the coming future through its existing infrastructure of two dispensaries and a team of doctors and nutritionists.


We invite you to come forth and help shape a healthy and disease free generation. Donate to our program and sponsor the treatment along with the upkeep of malnourished children, or choose

to volunteer at our malnourishment camps.


Our Work :


Along with our partner, FMCH (Foundation for Maternal and Child Health) we are addressing the grave issue of malnutrition through clinics. Pregnant mothers as well as children from 0-3 years

of age are addressed through a contact program which educates the mothers about healthy cooking, parenting and healthcare for themselves and their children


The children found to be malnourished are put on a rigorous nutritional diet duly supplemented by vitamins and micro-nutrients to ensure that they grow to their fullest potential.


While this program addresses the critical age of 0-3 years and pregnant mothers, another program in association with SHRAM, Mumbai addresses the nutritional deficiencies of children

between three and thirteen years of age. The program conducts regular intervention camps where deworming as well as vitamin A &D is administered to the participating children whereas

calcium and mineral supplements are distributed for continued use.