We have had a great impact in India, Kenya and Nigeria. In India we work in 15 states, Delhi, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Mizoram, Manipur, Meghalaya, Assam, West Bengal, Sikkim, Kashmir, Ladakh (Kargil), and Jharkhand. In Nigeria we work in Calabar, Calabar Municipality LGA, Calabar South LGA, and Ekori community in Yakurr LGA in Cross River State.
More than 180,224 children have been given Vitamin A to save them from going blind.
1.4 million children worldwide go blind, the commonest cause being Vitamin A deficiency. In India, there are about 320,000 blind children.
These are children from India and Nigeria, in slums, villages, orphanages, street children, and those living in shanties at construction sites. Preventing blindness in children is a priority since it can affect their development, mobility, education and employment opportunities.
423,155 children have been given deworming tablets to treating worm infestation, thus improve health and nutritional status.
Treating worm infestation improves nutritional status, as it prevents loss of nutrients from the body, prevents micronutrient deficiencies, and ensures that children retain adequate nutrients to support their mental and physical development.
We started a pilot with 500 pregnant women. We have now served 52,500 women in India and in Nigeria.
Each has been given a bottle containing 180 tablets of high quality vitamins. This project will go to scale in 2020 to serve 40,000 women. These will improve nutrition for both the mother and the child.
More than 85,000 disadvantaged families educated on breast feeding, immunisation, hygiene, hand washing techniques.
We take care of gender issues and encourage families to do so. We dispel harmful life-threatening myths, such as: applying cow-dung on the umbilical cord, cessation of feeding when a child has diarrhoea or vomiting, giving diluted milk to neonates, going to witch-doctors who burn children with hot iron to ‘cure’ diseases, etc.
The girl child is neglected when it comes to health and education. Girls are given less food than boys. Boys get lentils and vegetables; girls get rice.
Female feticide has been rampant for a long time. All this left a lasting impression and motivated us to work for gender equality, especially in the field of health. Women are denied opportunities, and the situation is much worse if she is blind.
To those with Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDs or blindness
Our team here at EIM has successfully provided antenatal vitamins to 27,050 expectant mothers in India and Nigeria
In 2015, 20.5 million newborns, an estimated 14.6 per cent of all babies born globally that year, suffered from low birthweight. These babies were more likely to die during their first month of life and those who survived face lifelong consequences including a higher risk of stunted growth, lower IQ and adult-onset chronic conditions such as obesity and diabetes.
To grow a healthy baby, mothers need good nutrition and rest, adequate antenatal care, and a clean environment. Most mothers are malnourished and under cared for, surviving on meagre scraps of with no antenatal checkup’s or follow up of any kind. We at every infant matters believe in giving every child a healthy start from the beginning , to help achieve this goal we started dispensing prenatal vitamins to expectant mothers which are taken from the 3rd month of pregnancy until term.