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Swastha Janani Sudhrud Balak

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SWASTHA JANANI SUDHRUD BALAK

Amhi Amchya Arogyasaathi, MAHARASHTRA

$ 19,000 (2011-present)

This project aims to improve maternal and neonatal health care in more than 9 slums of Nagpur.

STRATEGIES

  • Training women health workers, 1 from 3000 people in the community
  • Creating awareness among women and their husbands on safe motherhood, Ante Natal Care, Post Natal Care, HIV, family planning etc.
  • Creation of health funds by women in the community exclusively for reproductive issues
  • Organizing events to promote awareness on women’s’ rights, social development, sexual harassment, exploitation of children
  • Campaign to “save the girl child”

 

IMPACT

  • Maternal mortality down by 64.6%
  • Still birth down by 31%
  • Neonatal mortality rate down by 9.7 %
  • Improvement in gender ratio by 8% due to Save the girl child’ campaign

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