06 February 2019
American India Foundation
American India Foundation, in collaboration with Integrated Tribal Development Agency, Government of Andhra Pradesh, and Srujana Welfare Organization, commits through its Maternal and Newborn Survival Initiative (MANSI) to training and empowering community health workers (known as Accredited Social Health Activists, or ASHAs) and Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) to assist in improving health systems in rural areas of Andhra Pradesh, India, in support of Every Woman Every Child.
Over a period of 5-years, American India Foundation is committed to benefitting more than 2,700 pregnant women and 2,300 newborn children, and reducing the maternal and neonatal mortality rate, in 751 tribal villages, where access to healthcare is extremely poor. Within this demographic area, 637 community health workers will be trained in home-based neonatal care (HBNC) and their capacity increased; positive health behaviors will be promoted; the identification and referral of high risk maternal cases will be increased; and the utilization of public healthcare facilities that are provided by government institutions will be augmented.