ICDS scheme : A programme for maternal health & child development.
Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme is the largest national programme for the development of mothers and children in the world, The beneficiaries include children below 6 years of age, pregnant and lactating mothers and women in the age group of 15 to 44 years.
The package of services provided by the ICDS scheme includes supplementary nutrition, immunization, health checkup, referral services, nutrition and health education, and pre-school education.
The services are rendered essentially through the Anganwadi worker at a village centre called the « Anganwadi ».
The scheme has led to reduction in the infant mortality rate, prevalence of severe grades of malnutrition, improvement in the immunization status of children and also in the utilization of health services by pregnant and lactating women.
However, the programme does suffer from few constraints which need to be tackled effectively.
Mots-clés Pascal : Programme sanitaire, Santé, Développement, Mère, Enfant, Homme, Inde, Asie, Objectif
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sanitary program, Health, Development, Mother, Child, Human, India, Asia, Objective
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0431003
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 25/01/1999.