|Community of Practitioners on Accountability and Social Action in Health||
Since 2006, SAHAYOG has been working closely with 9 partner Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and with with three other CBOs, towards facilitating the grassroots organization, Mahila Swasthya Adhikar Manch (MSAM or the Women’s Health Rights Forum). The MSAM which includes over 11000 rural, largely poor and non-literate women across 12 districts of Uttar Pradesh, works to monitor and advocate for entitlements around maternal health services and related social determinants. MSAM women leaders work in teams of five, to improve access to healthcare, nutrition, livelihoods, social security, and freedom from violence. SAHAYOG has built capacities of the MSAM women and the local partner CBOs to understand the various aspects of maternal health and rights. After getting information about their entitlements, the MSAM with support from the local CBOs attempt to promote women’s access to the health services they are entitled to. Their work has been enabled by the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) in India, which provides service guarantees and also promotes citizen participation and community-based monitoring. The MSAM women have also learnt about using the Right to Information Act for monitoring.
Voices from the Ground
A short video clip on community empowerment on maternal health rights. This was a field project of "International Initiative on Maternal Health and Human Rights" and this video was produced by SAHAYOG, India
Area of Work
Uttar Pradesh (India)
|Monitoring Free Maternal Health Services in 11 districts of Uttar Pradesh, India 2012|
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