mMitra not only educates, but empowers these women with information support, helps them understand their pregnancy better and hence helps in making choices. It makes a huge difference in the lives of these women and their infants. Sometimes, a little care like this is everything.
mMitra is a free mobile voice call service that provides culturally appropriate comprehensive information on preventive care and simple interventions to reduce maternal and infant mortality and morbidity in urban and rural India. The voice calls are in the local dialect, speciﬁc to the woman’s gestational age or the age of the infant and are sent weekly/twice a week directly to pregnant women and mothers with infants in their chosen language and timeslot.
By Aleka A. Kroitzsh (Aleka studies at the American School of Bombay and came to ARMMAN while researching for her project on Maternal and Child Mortality) I can say with certainty that one of my happiest, most contented moments I’ve spent out of the last eight years I’ve lived in Mumbai has been sitting […]
We packed our bags for our long work vacation to visit our beneficiaries and Arogya Sakhis in Solapur and Osmanabad. We were looking forward to meet the beneficiaries as we were curious to measure the progress ourselves. We came back with rich experiences from our trained health entrepreneurs and impact makers (Arogya Sakhis) who inspired […]
mMitra started as a result of the experiences of Founder, Chairperson and Managing Trustee, Dr Aparna Hegde, who is a practicing gynecologist. India is one of the seven countries which accounts for half of the global maternal deaths. The doctors at the municipal hospitals are over loaded with patients and do not have the time […]
–Anshla Benny I … am going to be a MOTHER? They keep saying it is good news, But I feel uneasy, unsure; Don’t think I am ready, I don’t see the lure. Motherhood they say is a joy; But all I feel is a lonesome sinking feeling, Will I be able to do this? Will […]
–Written by Anshla Benny “Women are not dying of diseases we can’t treat… They are dying because societies have yet to make the decision that their lives are worth saving.” –Mahmoud Fathalla Motherhood is not a duty but a celebrated phase in a woman’s life, but not in the rural and poverty stricken areas. Why […]