Fortify Health conducted a fortification workshop for the staff of Feeding India on the 27th of September 2023 at Feeding India's office in Gurgaon. The workshop was a useful opportunity for Feeding India and Fortify Health teammates to discuss the problem of anaemia in India and how the two organisations can work together to address that issue.
The workshop was the first formal event in the broader collaboration between Fortify Health and Feeding India launched in early September 2023. As part of this collaboration, Fortify Health and Feeding India will work closely to generate awareness about fortification and encourage Feeding India’s partners to provide fortified wheat flour in their meal programmes.
The primary objective of this initial two-hour workshop was for the Fortify Health team to provide an introduction to chakki atta fortification and Fortify Health’s ongoing work in India to Feeding India staff and to discuss potential collaboration opportunities between Fortify Health and Feeding India.
During the session, Fortify Health’s team explained the role of fortification in addressing anaemia in India, the process of chakki atta fortification and what Fortify Health does to support millers across India to fortify chakki atta. The team even demonstrated one of the tests Fortify Health’s partners use to check the quantity of iron in flour (pictured)!
Ashwin Mb, Associate Director of Partnerships at Fortify Health commented that “Feeding India staff were super invested into the workshop. They were engaged through the sessions, asked incisive and thought-provoking questions, and shared innovative ideas on how FH and FI could work together to tackle malnutrition together. We are excited to take our partnership to the next level.”
Thoughts from Vishal Kumar, Head of Feeding India, “FH’s session captured a very informative journey towards how fortification can be a solution towards curbing malnutrition. We are delighted to have FH as our knowledge partners with whom we will be able to expand our horizons of interventions to make India malnutrition free.”
About Feeding India:
Feeding India, powered by Zomato, is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to eradicating hunger and improving malnutrition rates in India. They work toward this mission by supporting large-scale systemic interventions as well as providing essential food support to underserved communities in the form of raw grains and freshly cooked food.
For more information, please visit https://www.feedingindia.org/
About Fortify Health:
Fortify Health is a not-for-profit organisation that works to enable access to micronutrient-rich chakki atta to reduce and prevent iron-deficiency anaemia. Fortify Health does this through three key workstreams:
For more information about Fortify Health’s work, please visit https://www.fortifyhealth.global/who-we-are.html/