Local Nurseries Network Lowers Rates Of Child Malnutrition, Improves Maternal Health In India
NPR: How ‘Flower Beds’ Give Love And Lentils To Moms And Babies
“…In 2012, a group of tribal leaders worked with nonprofits and the government to launch the Fulwaris, which literally means ‘flower beds’ in Hindi. Fulwaris are a network of nurseries run entirely by moms in the community who take turns feeding and caring for each other’s children. … The impact has been clear. Malnutrition dropped by nearly a quarter among children in Fulwaris, the State Health Resource Centre of Chhattisgarh reported in September 2013. Maternal health also improved…” (Rao, 3/2).