Health & Hygiene
The Integrated Maternal, Child Health and Adolescent program aims at strengthening the services provided as part of antenatal care and post-natal care to the mothers and children to ensure reduction in mortality rates in mothers, infants, and children below 2 years. It focuses on capacity building of field level workers, effective collaboration with ICDS (Integrated Child Development Services) and the health department and other related agencies. It also aims at enhancing community access to health and nutrition services and awareness for practicing safe maternal and child health behavior.
To ensure effective service delivery even in hard-to-reach areas, the ANMs, ASHAs and AWWs (Anganwadi worker) are given training on immunization, birth weight measurement, nutrition etc. so that there is reconfirming of the quality services and leads to sustainability of the project. Project staff also assist these field level workers to build community connect and ensure all are covered. Training is provided to School teachers, SHG (Self Help Groups) leaders, opinion leadersetc., enhancing their understanding of safe maternal and child health behavior. It helps in creating a conducive environment for mother and child. Also ensure community’s capacity to practice sustainably.
As a part of strengthening government infrastructure and services, 30 anganwadi centers were refurbished with over 11 different types of materials giving momentum to children’s learning process while providing safety and comfort. To ensure safe and hygienic institutional delivery for women from primitive tribes, ANC/PNC waiting halls are constructed. They ensure safe stay while they visit during their medical checkup, birth preparedness as well as while recovering after delivery.
As part of strengthening the health services in the Aspirational districts, Cardiotocography and Radiant Warmer equipment were supplied to Mulugu Area Hospital and Tadvai PHC (Telangana) and many significant medical instruments were provided to government hospitals in Asifabad district based on needs assessment.
As a part of ensuring safe delivery practices and reduced mortality during birth, nurses and doctors are also being mentored by sector experts to be able to handle critical as well as regular cases. It also enables them to effectively follow the protocols for safe delivery and documentation.
In a step towards curbing Gender Based Violence, TPL also constructed a Multipurpose Hall in Sakhi Centers in the districts of Mulugu and Asifabad for the victims of Gender Based Violence. It has provided not only a shelter to come and stay safe, but it has also given the women in distress, a space to discuss about their case with their lawyers, relatives and administration.