Maternal & Newborn Health

Maternal and Newborn Health is a program designed to influence the government to provide better services for mothers and babies in slum communities. This programme also works with women in the community to ensure they access health care.

It partners with the public health system to strengthen primary health care and to establish a city wide referral system for pregnant mothers across health posts, maternity homes, small and large hospitals, in order to ensure survival of both mother and baby.

Impacts

  • 30 health posts are working for changing health seeking behavior of mothers and newborns.
  • 570 pregnant women attended the feedback meetings conducted at health posts. These feedback meetings are the informal platform offered to the women to interact with the providers and seek answers or raise queries with regard to the quality of services offered to them.
  • 20 Health posts are now offering weekly quality ANC clinics.
  • 800 staff including doctors, public health nurses, auxiliary nurse midwives and outreach staff were trained in clinical and behavioral skills
  • 3000 pregnant women accessed the antenatal clinics at the health posts
  • 30 health posts spread across 9 wards of the city for strengthening the maternal and newborn outreach services.
  • 24 maternity homes, 9 peripheral hospitals and 3 tertiary hospitals are involved in the city level referral network for maternity services
  • Clinical Refresher training was organized for all the Health posts covering maternal and newborn care topics

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