Not Just Fun & Games: Father’s Role in Child Care

As part of a recent project with CRISIL, Shyamsundar Mochemadkar and Prafull Rangari designed unique activities to disseminate crucial information and encourage the involvement of fathers in child rearing. They share their experience of designing and facilitating the activities for young couples and parents. The father has an important role in the growth and development […]

ARMMAN Partners with CRISIL to Encourage Participation of Fathers In Child Care

The objective of the new partnership between ARMMAN, global analytics company CRISIL and the Collective Good trust is a transfer of knowledge via modules and activities to increase the involvement of men in the child care process.

Breastfeeding Should Be A Movement, Not Just A Campaign

ARMMAN celebrates World Breastfeeding Week across municipal hospitals in Mumbai with various activities involving pregnant women and lactating mothers. But the aim is to keep the spotlight on breastfeeding throughout the year and start a movement which sensitises, educates and empowers mothers from all backgrounds.

They get the right answers to their questions at the right time.

“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 […]

Every mother should be aware about mMitra; no mother and child should suffer due to lack of information

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) […]

My father-in-law insists on noting down all the important things said during the mMitra call

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 […]

Touching 6,10,587 women’s lives! Our impact extends to over 1.2 million lives (mothers and their children).

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.