Champions of Change: Leveraging technology for improved competency of service provider
Every year about 32000 women die due to pregnancy-related causes in India. More than 90% of these maternal deaths are preventable with the presence of a skilled birth attendant during delivery. It is therefore crucial that women seek timely care during pregnancy and childbirth, and that all births are attended by health professionals with a sufficient level of training.
Investing in next generation
A teacher from a district school in Barnala says, “Under the Vriddhi team, we all learnt about the supplementation of iron and Folic Acid tablets and how that can help build good health and well-being of the children.
Empowering Health Workers Saving Lives
The USAID funded Vriddhi project conceptualized and implemented a comprehensive capacity building approach that included participatory training based on adult learning principles, follow up and mentoring of the trainees in their workplace, facilitating use of data to track progress and overcome local bottlenecks.
Saviors in the Wilderness
Vriddhi through its care around birth approach targets mothers and newborn at the critical time of birth. The approach not only aims at enhancing skills of health workers but also empowers them and builds their confidence to apply their learning to real life situations and make a difference
Winds of Change Breaking Down Barriers
Nirmala is one among the 123 health-workers who were trained by Vriddhi to reach out to expecting mothers in the far-flung hilly areas of Jhanjheli block to distribute the lifesaving Misoprostol and counsel mothers.
Joyful Child Birth
This time during the birth of my second child in the hospital, nurses in the facility were very helpful and comforting. They even allowed my sister to enter the labor room during the delivery, which made me feel supported. Curtains and screens in the labor ensured a private space for me. Everything was neat, clean and orderly.
Families Join Hands to Care for Small and Sick Newborns
Now a days, our special newborn care unit has become a joyful place. Mothers are spending time with their sick babies and tending to their needs. Mothers are taught how to care for small and sick babies. They join us for feeding babies with special needs, keeping them clean and warm, and also learn kangaroo mother care. All of these skills are essential for survival of such newborns.
Helping Premature, Small and Sick Newborn Survive and Thrive
Kangaroo Mother Care is a simple cost-effective technique to promote the health and well-being of small and pre-term newborns. It helps mothers keep the baby warm and feed him/her as often as needed. This technique can be practiced at home by any healthy adults using locally available resources.