ARMMAN’s Vision for Kilkari and Mobile Academy

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.


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.

An Inside Look at Mobile Health for Mothers in India

By Rachel Sorensen MAMA (the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action) uses mobile phones to deliver relevant health information directly to new and expectant mothers, so they have the knowledge they need to take charge of their health and the health of their children. In 2014, MAMA and local implementing partner ARMMAN launched the mMitra program […]

mHealth- A revolution in healthcare!

By Tanzoom Ahmed (Communications and Fundraising Manager, Armman) I was born in a family of doctors ( my father and paternal grandfather are both physicians) and brought up in the small town of Jorhat in Assam. Volunteering for medical camps with my father and listening to his anecdotes of travel to the flood affected interior […]


by Dr. Sandhya (Director, Research and Project mMitra) ( Dr. Sandhya had this particular experience while she  was conducting qualitative research for the mMitra/DFID project. This is an anecdote from her field visits). Nirmala (19) in Kati village had registered her pregnancy at the village sub-centre (first contact point of government health service) as well […]