Journey of First 1000 Days launched in Kohima

Kohima: Video on the First 1000 Days also released during program

BY | Thursday, 1 June, 2023
Launch of Journey of First 1000 Days in Kohima on 1 June 2023

The office of the Chief Medical Officer, Kohima launched the First 1000 Days program under National Health Mission (NHM) Nagaland on Thursday at Chief Medical Office’s Conference Hall, Merhulietsa, Kohima, DIPR informed.

Deputy Commissioner Kohima, Shanavas C IAS said that in Nagaland, people have the habit of taking things very lightly, which is a serious problem that may have a negative impact, especially when it comes to health and therefore urged the public for mass participation to reduce child mortality rate. He also hoped that the message of the first 1000 days will reach the rural populace through the concerned department, line departments, NGOs, and SHGs.

Shanavas requested the Health & Family Welfare Department to coordinate with Village Health Committees so that correct information can be disseminated to the people at the village level in order to dispel stigma. The DC also urged the concerned department to give due importance to utilizing the machinery and equipment available in the health sector for the welfare of the public and said that convergence is much needed for all the stakeholders and requested to give community efforts in achieving the targeted goal and assured support and cooperation.

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During the launching program, a video on the First 1000 Days was also released.

The First 1000 Days refer to the period that begins with pregnancy planning and goes up to when the child reaches the second birthday. Its aim and objectives are to lay the foundation for their healthy growth and development, with a concept of child development through public health interventions and support which is crucial and effective for a child’s life during the first 1000 days. Different benefits and Supports like ANC check-ups, JSSK & JSY schemes for hospital deliveries, approved vaccines available for free in government facilities, provision of MCP card, Iron Folic Acid to reduce anaemia, CMHIS, Nutritional support, and Cash Incentive under PMMVY Scheme are given by the government, provided their details are registered correctly.

Read more: Nagaland Health Minister Paiwang Konyak launches First 1,000 Days – Foundation for optimum health, growth and neuro-development

Earlier, DPO (RCH/UIP), Dr Khrievilhou said the Welcome Address; Dy. CMO Kohima, Dr Imchatoshi pronounced the vote of thanks and the day’s program was chaired by District Program Manager Kohima, Avikali Jakhalu. Officials from Social Welfare Department, RD Department, Angami Women Organisation, Church leaders, NGOs, and SHGs also attended the program.

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