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  project name ~ Outreach Mobile Health Service to Secure Ante-Natal Checkup For Reducing IMR

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  Project Name


Outreach Mobile Health Service to Secure Ante-Natal Checkup For Reducing IMR



KNUC (Khajurdaha nabnakur United Club)



Health Care - Adult






West Bengal

  Budget Approved


Rs 337375


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators


Nirveek Bhattacharjee
Piyush Mehta


Johns Hopkins
Bay Area
San Diego









KNUC is a NGO in West Bengal. Their goal in this project is to reduce the infant mortality rate in a population of 80K people of the Hoogly district in West Bengal. They plan to do so by extending their currently centralized ante-natal care facilities to ten remote villages by mobile outreach.

The project duration is three years. The total funding for three years is ~$20,284 ($10,888 + $6,264 + $3,132). The current request is $10,888 for the first year.





Working for 28 years supporting various spheres of development in the region: * Established a maternity center in 2003 * Mobile health program in 2006-2007 * Training adolescent girls as part of the nurse training program (AID funded) * Night shelter for homeless children * Basic education programs (ASHA funded)





The project''s goals are broadly - improving the quality of general health, ante-natal care, health education, family planning, pathology lab, and referral service in the target areas. The focus will be on all the above goals with a special emphasis on ante-natal care, health education, and family planning to address the issue of abortions which is a major contributor to the high infant mortality rate (IMR).



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