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SRHR & Safe Maternal Service for Dalit, Marginalized Girls & Women

Project Location: Dumuria Upazila of Khulna & Keshabpur Upazila of Jessore District
Project Period: January 2015- December 2015
Financed by: Ashar Gan Onlus, Italy
Total Amount: 39,136 Euro

Direct Beneficiaries: 9,602

‘SRHR & safe maternal service for Dalit, marginalized girls & women’ strengthened and expanded primary health care infrastructure and services with a focus on women health. The project provided curative services including community outreach on health issues. The project increased access to health services (health facilities were constructed close to poor communities, with a target of providing 91% of services to identified low-income families), increased women’s access to health services (63.65% of beneficiaries were females) and contributed to improvements in Ayurvedic medicine production.

Objectives

  • strengthen & expand of women health care services;
  • reduce severity of disease through good hygiene practice;
  • increase health consciousness through counseling;
  • develop the skill of village healers and midwives

Activities

  • Counseling with hospital patients
  • Skill development training for village healers
  • Skill development training for midwives
  • Awareness raising meeting on health & hygiene (specially for mother and child)
  • Satellite clinic service