India is a lower-middle-income country with one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. Despite improvements in its economy, it has a high child mortality rate, with significant differences in child mortality both between and within different states. Poverty, malnutrition, and poor sanitation are major problems for many Indians and are a major contributor to child mortality. More than 40% of children are malnourished or stunted, and this is a major public health problem.
It is because of these dire circumstances that VMC Pune, India took advantage of the celebration of the #ExceptionallyPerfect Director of the VMC; Pastor Dr. Deola Phillips to carry out a special party planned for children who live in underserved communities. They provided food, personal hygiene packs to each of the children to contribute to their improved health and wellbeing.