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07 Jan

Given the urgency of healthcare issues, child mortality, mal nutrition, etc., our country needs high number of medical and healthcare professionals to cater to the population that is now running into billions.

Faced with acute shortage of skilled professionals, the Government’s ICDS scheme is using the local population to help meet its grand goals.

Under the ICDS scheme, one trained person is allotted to a population of 1000, to bridge the gap between the person and organized healthcare, and to focus on the health and educational needs of children aged 0-6 years. The angan is also considered as the ‘heart of the house’ and a sacred place which buzzes with activity at the break of dawn.

Given the nature of this versatile nature of this space, the public health worker who works in an angan, and also visits other people’s, helping with their healthcare issues and concerns, is the Anganwadi worker.

These latent problems of the household or community could range from relationship issues, daily hassles, sanitation, nutrition, social, peer pressure, and much more.

Given the definition of health – the physical, metal, social, spiritual wellbeing of an individual, the Anganwadi worker perhaps has the best insight into the people’s health of her region.

The Anganwadi worker and helper are the basic functionaries of the ICDS who run the anganwadi centre and implement the ICDS scheme in coordination with the functionaries of the health, education, rural development and other departments.

Their services also include the health and nutrition of pregnant women, nursing mothers, and adolescent girls.

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An anganwadi worker is well versed in the ways of the village, knows the people by their names, interacts with them on regular basis and may also has an personal relationship with the people.

Anganwadi workers are India’s primary tool against the menace of child malnourishment, infant mortality, and lack of child education, community health problems and in curbing preventable diseases.

They provide services to villagers, poor families and sick people across the country helping them access healthcare services, immunization, healthy food, hygiene, and provide healthy learning environment for infants, toddlers and children.

Each Anganwadi worker covers a population of about 1000 people.

It is heartening to know that there more than a million Anganwadi centers in India, employing more than 2 million workers, who are mostly female and intuitive to the health needs of the region.