SAVE A MOTHER<br />www.saveamother.org<br />Development Dialogue<br />29 Jan 2011<br />ShibanGanju<br />
Presentation outline<br />Background of maternal mortality<br />‘Save a Mother’ program<br />Impact and obstacles<br />Fut...
World’s Mothers Report 2008<br />India ranked 66th among 71 “less developed countries”<br />Over 53% of births in India we...
Causes: Maternal Mortality<br />Anemia<br />Hemorrhage during birth<br />Sepsis<br />Difficult labor<br />
Save a Mother started in Nov 2007 Sultanpur, UP <br />Population: 3,643,105<br />Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR): 500 publi...
Sultanpur, UP<br />
“Save a Mother” : what do we do?<br /><ul><li>Spread health literacy about maternal and child health
Train health activists: one per village
What do health activists do?
Train villagers in preventive health care
Tack and follow every pregnant woman
Connect her to public health system for antenatal and postnatal checkup.
Child and adolescent health literacy.</li></li></ul><li>What Have We Done<br />Trained 192 health activists in 2008<br />C...
Health activists promote health in seven steps<br />Regular meetings in  the community<br />Personal hygiene <br />Best pr...
Heath activists facilitate<br />Antenatal check up<br />100 iron tablets, nutrition<br />Immunization <br />Institutional ...
What has SAM done since April, 2008<br />SAM works in: <br />Sultanpur <br />Jhansi <br />Raebareli<br />Amethi<br />Azamg...
Collateral benefits<br />
Cost<br />Approx Rs.5000 per village per year<br />All volunteers except field workers<br />All funds go for field work<br...
Obstacles<br />Volunteer attrition<br />Motivation of field workers<br />Finding partners<br />Building leadership mind se...
Failures<br />Azamgarh and Chikbalapur<br />Cause: Our inability to link with an appropriate NGO<br />
Future plan : Innovations in public health<br />Innovate “plug & play” modules of health care solutions, which are scalabl...
Save a Mother: mission<br />To develop affordable health care solutions. <br />
Save a Mother: Model<br />Simple<br />Scalable<br />Sustainable<br />Speed<br />
Operating Strategy<br />Link with existing NGO<br />Out source non-core functions<br />Deploy ‘plug and play’ modules<br /...
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  1. 1. SAVE A MOTHER<br />www.saveamother.org<br />Development Dialogue<br />29 Jan 2011<br />ShibanGanju<br />
  2. 2. Presentation outline<br />Background of maternal mortality<br />‘Save a Mother’ program<br />Impact and obstacles<br />Future plan<br />Take home message<br />
  3. 3. World’s Mothers Report 2008<br />India ranked 66th among 71 “less developed countries”<br />Over 53% of births in India were NOT attended by a skilled health professional<br />Uttar Pradesh has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world.<br />
  4. 4. Causes: Maternal Mortality<br />Anemia<br />Hemorrhage during birth<br />Sepsis<br />Difficult labor<br />
  5. 5. Save a Mother started in Nov 2007 Sultanpur, UP <br />Population: 3,643,105<br />Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR): 500 published (645 - our finding)<br />National average: 300<br />USA MMR: 8.9<br />
  6. 6. Sultanpur, UP<br />
  7. 7. “Save a Mother” : what do we do?<br /><ul><li>Spread health literacy about maternal and child health
  8. 8. Train health activists: one per village
  9. 9. What do health activists do?
  10. 10. Train villagers in preventive health care
  11. 11. Tack and follow every pregnant woman
  12. 12. Connect her to public health system for antenatal and postnatal checkup.
  13. 13. Child and adolescent health literacy.</li></li></ul><li>What Have We Done<br />Trained 192 health activists in 2008<br />Covered 150 villages in 16 blocks<br />Six training sessions in 2008<br />Refresher courses : 13 in 2008<br />
  14. 14. Health activists promote health in seven steps<br />Regular meetings in  the community<br />Personal hygiene <br />Best practices in pregnancy<br />Infant care<br />Cooperation with public health workers<br />Child immunization and nutrition<br />Adolescence development. <br />
  15. 15. Heath activists facilitate<br />Antenatal check up<br />100 iron tablets, nutrition<br />Immunization <br />Institutional delivery<br />
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  17. 17. What has SAM done since April, 2008<br />SAM works in: <br />Sultanpur <br />Jhansi <br />Raebareli<br />Amethi<br />Azamgarh (UP) <br />Chikbalapur in Karnataka<br />
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  20. 20. Collateral benefits<br />
  21. 21. Cost<br />Approx Rs.5000 per village per year<br />All volunteers except field workers<br />All funds go for field work<br />Out source non core activities<br />Administrative expenses close to ZERO.<br />
  22. 22. Obstacles<br />Volunteer attrition<br />Motivation of field workers<br />Finding partners<br />Building leadership mind set<br />Financial resources<br />
  23. 23. Failures<br />Azamgarh and Chikbalapur<br />Cause: Our inability to link with an appropriate NGO<br />
  24. 24. Future plan : Innovations in public health<br />Innovate “plug & play” modules of health care solutions, which are scalable.<br />Define how innovations can moderate the rise of health care costs.<br />Create new organizational practices, which can improve delivery of affordable care.<br />Identify resources needed to meet future public health challenges.<br />
  25. 25. Save a Mother: mission<br />To develop affordable health care solutions. <br />
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  27. 27. Save a Mother: Model<br />Simple<br />Scalable<br />Sustainable<br />Speed<br />
  28. 28. Operating Strategy<br />Link with existing NGO<br />Out source non-core functions<br />Deploy ‘plug and play’ modules<br />Do impact analysis <br />Improve the program<br />Replicate & scale up<br />
  29. 29. Concept Diagram: collaborative cluster<br />
  30. 30. Areas of interest in mid term<br />Health literacy<br />Maternal and reproductive health<br />Child care<br />Infections: Malaria, TB, HIV, Hepatitis, Diarrhea<br />Malnutrition<br />Eye and oral care<br />Rehabilitate disability<br />Mobile health care delivery<br />Health care finance<br />ICT and health care, Medical Kiosks <br />Organization structures & health activism<br />
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  32. 32. Take home message: JOIN US.<br />One who plunged into deep waters, found it<br />Scared of drowning, I waited at the shore.<br />Kabir, Sufi mystic, India: 1440-1518 <br />Just do it<br />Nike, Capitalist saint, USA<br />
  33. 33. Thank You www.saveamother.org<br />

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