Amhi Amchya Arogyasathi (AAA)

Project Theme

Health

Target Group

Women

Project Period

01 Jun 2012 - 31 Mar 2015

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Introduction

As per GoI guidelines Nandurbar, Gondia and Gadchiroli districts have been identified as high focus districts and thus special weight age has been given while making the provisions for implementation of various RCH activities. While implementing these activities, always the state has prioritized techno-managerial and cost intensive system inputs, though the socio cultural determinants, status of women in the household and beyond are equally important. The basic underlying cause of insufficient progress is weak health systems; substantial inadequacies in planning, financing, human resources, infrastructure, supply systems, governance, and monitoring.

Impact by partner
  • With the help of VHSC members village level meetings are being organized to make more people aware about the right to health services, maternal health services. The issue of proper utilisation of funds is discussed in monthly VHSC meetings and the issue is followed up further that the VHSC should present their accounts to the people during Gram Sabhas. Dialogue to have space and focus on the maternal health care at grassroots level, dialogue with stakeholders i.e. from villages to district level has been an on-going process.
  • In the intervention areas of the project we have selected  barefoot Auditors  for each village  , and gave them training on ICDS, PDS and community based monitoring(how will they monitor services of ICDS   centre  , problem regarding maternal health ,  benefit from PDS and other maternal health related schemes) , after attending the training they became aware about the services gets from the government system and about their right to  get it . Monitoring the services, nutrition provides to the children etc. During the community meeting, meeting with pregnant and lactating women, VHNC s meeting, WASH mela, workshop, event, an awareness programme they are actively participating in   the entire programme. Villagers also share their problems with the barefoot Auditors such as :  not getting ration from the PDS, name is not included in the ration Card, etc.
  • In the project intervention  areas  various programme  such as  meeting and mela’s have been conducte dtime to time  in order to sensitize the community on maternal health issue , giving  health education by IEC and BCC session , giving  health education on safe motherhood , Hygiene, Nutrition , and ANC$ PNC.

Case Study

Title – women went to the hospital

Laxmipur is a village 17 k. M. far from kurkheda block, the population of this village is 358 and 88 households.

A maximum people belong to tribal community.

Since 2 years improve maternal health project in six states in India are going in the Laxmipur village, field animator (Chanda Daudasre)  is conducting  the monthly meeting with eligible pregnant and lactating mother , explaining them about  early registration , ANC , NC, and PNC care , birth preparation , nutrition , enough rest , complication and referral services helpline no etc . 

Also paying a home visit and providing individual guidance.

Overall the participation of the tribal women is very less in the group meeting, in those days field animator was paying a home visit and she came to know that seema vasant kale 29 years old pregnant women suffering from white discharge last of eight month and did not go for the treatment. Field animator explained her to the hospital for the treatment, but she and her mother in law refuses to go in the hospital in those days her expected delivery date is coming near, field animator discussed with ANM, and MPW they tried to convened her but it did not work they gave referral slip and went but still they were not ready to go in the Hospital, afterwards field animator took with her to project coordinator and a field animator (Asha Tulavi)

        Field animator (Asha Tulavi) explained her in the Gondi language (local language) and asked why u are not going to the hospital they said that they don’t have money, after project co ordinater call to helpline no 1056 and called to ambulance, ambulanced came and took her to the sub district hospital at kurkheda, after refer her to the District Hospital at Gadchiroli. And her delivery conducted (normal delivery) after her mother in law gave thank you to all.