Project Lead(s): Aparna Hegde
ARMMAN is implementing and testing a free tele-service in which counsellors guide the parents of 960 moderately underweight children in Mumbai and New Delhi through direct calls on food, health and nutrition. These are conducted weekly through eight weeks of treatment and fortnightly during six months of rehabilitation. Goals include: improved nutritional recovery based on WHO standards, mid-upper arm circumference and absence of symptoms affecting feet. The improvement will be measured against a control group after eight months.