12 Lakh newborns die in India every year within 28 days of their birth & a pregnant women dies every 5 minutes due to lack of proper medical assistance and guidance.
So we took up the initiative of Swasth Bacha Abhiyaan (www.swasthbacha.com)
for reducing maternity deaths in India from Feb-2016.
>The initiative began by vaccination awareness campaign in Cuttak, Orissa.
-more than 60 mothers & pregnant mothers got benefited.
>Then We conducted vaccination awareness campaigns in Maharashtra (Satara, Nanded, Amravati) and Madhya Pradesh (Ratlam, Muraina , Ujjain, Bhopal) to benefit more than 8700 mothers & expecting mothers.
>Whatsapp Services: Daily personalized(as per pregnancy due date or baby's birth date) health and vaccination-related guidance in the form of tips. Whatsapp service is helping more than 1 lakh Mothers and Expecting Mothers through Swasth Bacha Abhiyaan
You can also give it a try, just say 'hi' to whatsapp number +91-7892485139 and start getting tips daily & vaccination information.
1. Automated calls and Whatsapp services in regional language so that rural mother can understand.
2. Conducting more physical campaigns. (especially in Orissa (Ganjam district, Bargarh, Khalari & Jilinda) & Madhya Pradesh (Riwa, Seon) are areas with highest maternity deaths).
We need your help!
Our funds are exhausting rapidly. We have spent Rs. 5,00,000 ($7,500) in personal capacity to keep this initiative running.
would be utilized
1. Conducting More than 46 Physical camps
in specific areas(Each
costing us more than ₹45,000
> In 35 villages across 6 districts of M.P. & Orissa with help of hired local doctors, pediatrics, and gynecologists.
2. "Whatsapp" services - Personalized health and vaccination-related information in form of Daily tips are already serving mothers but we need funds to maintain and scale.
3. Automated calls
: Costs in setting up hundreds of call recordings in regional languages, call scheduling etc. Calls will act as reminder of upcoming vaccinations, checkups, campaigns and govt. aid.
Since we are using mixture of technology and physical campaigns, even a small contribution of Rs. 1000 ($15) would help in avoiding deaths of more than 300 - newborns & unborn babies.