We have adapted quickly to the challenging circumstances by piloting and scaling new initiatives, modifying current programs and putting internal measures in place.
CEO Ramesh Padmanabhan reflects on the year that was, and the road ahead as ARMMAN enters a crucial phase of growth in 2020
The first six months of partnering with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to implement Kilkari and Mobile Academy in 13 states of India have been an immense learning experience. The next two and half years promise to be even more insightful and rewarding. Here’s a sneak peek into our plans for these programs.
“One day when I was with a beneficiary at the ART centre, I listened to her mMitra HIV voice call. It was at that point that I understood the importance of this programme, much better than ever before. When I meet them, I give them all information about NVP (Nevirapine), CPT (Co-trimaxazole Preventive Therapy) and […]
Megha Rahilya, 23, mother of a three-month-old baby boy From: Valmiki Basti, New Delhi Monthly household income: ₹8,000 Enrolled in mMitra during: 7th month of pregnancy The taboo around not disclosing pregnancy at an early stage prevented Megha to enrol for the mMitra voice call services despite being confident about its benefits. “An ASHA didi (elder sister) […]
Komal Meghwal, 25, mother of a three-month-old baby boy From: Valmiki Basti, New Delhi Monthly household income: ₹6,000 Enrolled in mMitra during: 8th month of pregnancy Komal’s father-in-law is a busy man these days. Besides taking care of his three-month-old grandson, he is also keeping a close tab on his daughter-in-law’s daily routine—what is she […]
Steve Ollis at MOMENTUM, a conference on maternal and child health, organised by ARMMAN