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WHRAP Project

 Rationale

 

Recognizing the need to supplement and align the government’s efforts for ensuring the coverage of its services in the project area and to tune the importance of Health in the process of economic and social development and improving the quality of life of our inhabitants of the project area, ABGUS has decided to carry out necessary course of interventions working with CHETNA, Ahmadabad whom ABGUS has learnt to implement the architectural correction in the basic health care delivery system over the past four years for;

 

 

1.   Reduction in Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR)

2.   Universal access to public health services such as Women’s health, child health, water, sanitation & hygiene, immunization, and Nutrition.

3.   Access to integrated comprehensive primary healthcare.

 

Overall Objective

To build Partners and  advocate for continuum of maternal health and nutrition services at the local/block/district level and  collectively at the state and national levels.

 

Specific Objectives

 

  1. To increase demand for quality maternal health services
  2. To increase access to and influence on prioritised local/district /state level policy and program processes for improvement of  access to maternal health services of women from marginalised communities
  3. To organise and participate, along with marginalised women in advocacy activities and demand improved access to quality  health services

 

Stakeholders

Primary

·         All pregnant women/young women/ women with young infants of the village and their family members.Appx.5000

·         Members of  Village Health and Sanitation Committees (VHSCs)

 

Secondary

·         Health Facility Staff PHC, Block, District Health officials of the intervention area

·         Local, state, national media

·         Elected representative – Jilla Pramukh/Members of Legislative Assembly/Members of Parliament/Pradhan of Panchayat System

 

Strategy

 

·           Inform women from the marginalised communities about the maternal health entitlements  and motivate them to demand quality health services from the public health system;

 

·           Build capacities and mentor the Village Health and Sanitation committees  to monitor and advocate for strengthening of health services, listening;

 

·           Facilitate  dialogues between the women/communities and the  duty bearers to demand for quality maternal health services;

 

·           Advocate with key stake holders- health department, women and child department, elected representatives of the state assembly /parliament and print media;

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