The Pakur mother and child survival project
India has the highest number of maternal, newborn and child deaths in the world, and rural areas are most severely affected. The majority of these deaths can be prevented with low-cost health care interventions, however, many women and children are not able to access them. HealthBridge worked with EFICOR, an Indian NGO, to increase access to life-saving health care interventions in the rural district of Pakur. The project aimed to strengthen the rural health care system, increase care-seeking behaviour, and engage men and mothers in-law in supporting the health of their wives and children.
- Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)/Department of Foreign Affairs Trade and Development, Canada (DFATD)
Brochure, Pakur Mother and Child Survival Project
Poster: Reducing Barriers to Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Care in Rural India
Engaging Men as Family Planning Clients and Women’s Partners: Use of Gender-transformative Approaches in Family Planning Programs