Ontario, Canada, July 22, 2015 (Newswire) –Svaast, a new entrant in the IOT industry, announced today that it is introducing a platform to develop an international database to record child growth statistics in different countries, to monitor, compare and evaluate individual development and nutritional status against WHO parameters.
It is an enabling application that can be utilized across limitless range of population worldwide and we are privileged to be working for this cause, In order to address the rampant malnourishment in the developing countries we want to help the next generation by monitoring growth and nutritional status of children and creating nutritional awareness”, says Rahul Grewal, founder & owner of Svaast.
The new offering is a data collection and analysis tool intended for the assessment and monitoring of nutritional status of young children and prevention of nutrition related health conditions. The Svaast teams plan to visit schools to record child growth data and assess nutritional status periodically and provide results to the parents and authorized institutions.
Svaast will be the first of its kind- solution for collecting nutrition and health statistics of the next generation for international developmental analysis.
Svaast will provide comparative growth charts for young children, problem areas and recommendations for doctors and nutritionists in their neighbourhood. It will further share this data with public health departments, hospitals and organisations like developmental Red-Cross, Sick-Kids, etc.
“It is an enabling application that can be utilized across limitless range of population worldwide and we are privileged to be working for this cause, In order to address the rampant malnourishment in the developing countries we want to help the next generation by monitoring growth and nutritional status of children and creating nutritional awareness”, says Rahul Grewal, founder & owner of Svaast.
According to the National Family Healthy Survey (India, 2005-06) 46% of the children under the age three are underweight that is too think for their age and 38.4% are stunted, too short for their age. Further, majority of them don’t have adequate access to free health care and monitoring system and are taken to a doctor only in the event of significant onset of symptoms of a health condition or sickness. Tracking a child’s growth against the WHO parameters, Svaast solution will give an opportunity for taking up preventive and remedial measures. Moreover, by providing/ suggesting region and culture specific nutritional alternatives, it plans educate parents about nutrition and inform them about different specialists and services available in their area.
Plans are also in the offing to forward this information to Charities and NGOs’ to help fund a free treatment if a family does not have sufficient resources for their child’s treatment. The geographical analysis of data will help the interested public health institutions to design region specific prevention programs for affected territories.
Svaast,a Hindi synonym for healthy, is an emerging company engaged in development and promotion of this holistic nutritional and healthcare solution for school going children. The technical inputs on the monitoring and nutritional front will come from experts from the Department of Food and Nutrition, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, India. It is also in talks to take on Board expert associated with reviewing the Mid Day Meal Scheme of the Ministry of Human Resource Development of India, Dr. Neelam Grewal, presently working as Dean Post Graduate Studies.
With the help of its consultants, Svaast is excited about rolling out its pilot in India in the last quarter of 2015. India has 315 million students enrolled in schools across the country, the largest in the world. Total population between the age group 0-4yrs is 110 million.
After the anticipated successful pilot in the Indian market, Svaast plans to extend its services in the South East Asia, Africa and other developing countries that have a large population of malnourished children, lack of nutritional awareness and expensive/ inadequate healthcare.
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