Developing an Integrated Approach for Fluorosis Mitigation
Community based learning and innovation
This 3 year programme focussed on an integrated Water and nutrition approach to mitigate fluorosis.
Sir Dorabji Tata Trusts
Safe Water and Better Nutrition
May 1, 2010 – Apr 30, 2013
Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh
This project designed as an action-research programme focussed on 2 villages with children who were highly affected with Skeletal Fluorosis. Under the advice of a Project Expert Committee and an Institutional Ethics Committee, the programme devised an innovative approach that combined Safer water with Better nutrition to mitigate Fluorosis.
Overall, 25 children were selected from these 2 villages and families experiences a behaviour change programme to adopt Safe water purifiers and Nutrition supplements. Observations were made clinically and through community based studies to see whether the interventions are accepted by the community and if outcomes on health are being realized.
Develop integrated approach to mitigate Fluorosis
Implement integrated fluorosis mitigation approach in 2 villages
Establish a standard protocol for Fluorosis for wider scaleup
Recovery from skeletal fluorosis for 20 out of 25 children
Solution developed for Safe water and nutrition towards wider scaleup