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  project name ~ Swastha Janani Sudhrud Balak (Year 2)

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  Project Name


Swastha Janani Sudhrud Balak (Year 2)



AAA (Amhi Amchya Arogyasathi)



Health Care and Family Planning







  Budget Approved


Rs 993840


  Year Approved








  Chapter Coordinators


Aravind Aluri
Arkamitra Kar
Parag Shah
Pavan Vaidyanathan
Aravind Aluri


West Virginia










Project aims to reduce mother and neonatal morbidity and mortality and to achieve the millennial goals about the health indicators. It requires funds for the period of next 3 years (2011-2014).

Project plans to train women Health workers, one from each 2500 to 3000 people from same community, about mother and neonatal care. She will monitor the health of mothers (prenatal and postnatal conditions), diagnose the high risk problems and refer to proper health facility. Such 17 health workers are currently chosen for training, for the health care of 50000 urban slum population.

NGO Website: http://www.arogyasathi.org/





The following was accomplished in the first year of project implementation- 1. Arogyasakhi''''''''''''''''s were appointed and trained. 2. Arogyasakhi''''''''''''''''s mapped the project area, gathering information like size of family, no. of women/children in family, etc. 3. As a result of the intervention due to this project, in the first year NMR (neo-natal mortality rate) reduced from 28 to 20, and MMR (maternal mortality rate) reduced from 325 to 235. Next year’s target for NMR is 16 -18, and MMR is 200-215. For reference, the Kerala NMR is 8 and India NMR is 20.





In the next four years (as of 2010) Amhi Amchya Arogya Sathi has a single goal: “Minimize the infant & maternal deaths (IMR and MMR) below per with National averages in the selected slums of Nagpur city” Towards this goal, “Swasth Janani Sudhrud Balak” project has two set of specific objectives for the time period of 2011-2014. These are: A. Organizational Level: The project name will change to “Swasth janani Sudhrud balak” from its present nomenclature of “Sure Start Project”. At the organizational level the project has following objectives: • To build a dynamic ( with neonatal & maternal health as priority strategic thrust area and with a long term sustainable work plans in Nagpur) consortium of NGOs working on Neonatal Health in Nagpur; • To build a cadre ( socially aware and technologically sound) of neonatal & mother health workers known as Arogyasakhi at the project level B. NMC Level: the objective is to further strengthen the rapport with the NMC and influence the policy and programmes. In lieu with this: ? To increase the number of health posts in the operational area; ? To build the capacity of the NMC staff ? To collaborate with NMC for RCH implementation C. Community Level: Two types of objectives at the community level: ? To increase the cumulative neonatal & maternal health index (based on seven parameters of registration, ANC checkups…institutional deliveries and JSY) of the operational area; ? To increase the functionality of ( quantitative and qualitative ) of the community support structures ( Community Health Committees and Emergency Health Fund );



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