Background

REPRODUCTIVE & CHILD HEALTH PROGRAMME

Entrepreneurship

Since 1st April 2007, the MNGO –SEWAK and its four (4) Field NGOs (FNGOs) have been providing Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) services to a population of 48,458 living in 291 hamlets of 89 villages under 15 sub-center areas of the district. The program is a part of NRHM initiative to involve civil society in delivering RCH and related service to the marginalized population living in un-served and underserved areas.

Area Of RCH Activity In The District
Block FNGO Sub-Centers Nos. of Villages
Gurundia Ban JyotiYuvakSangha (BYS), Pankadihi Sole, Pankadihi, Jhaliadihi 21
Bonai VikasPratistan, Bonaigarh Boneikela, Kasada, Bhalupani, Nikitimal 26
Nuagaon CAUSE, Nuagaon Lindidiri, Gadburu, Chitapedi, Barilepta 23
Lathikata ENVICARE, Lathikata Ramjodi, Mundajore, Dolakudar, Sonaparbat 19
Goals & Objectives

The scope of RCH services extends to services like, immunization, Ante-Natal and Post-Natal Care (ANC/PNC) and Family planning. It also seeks to generate awareness through IEC materials and local folk media on breast feeding and institutional delivery. These are however secondary to its basic objective of generating community demand for:

  • improved access to RCH services and information, and
  • addressing unmet health sector requirements
MNGO Activities

SEWAK as Mother NGO of the district (an accreditation made in 2007, on the basis of field appraisal and recommendation of the district NGO committee) owes additional responsibilities, such as:

  • Build capacity of the FNGO staff
  • Secure coordination and involvement of PRI members and grass-root level activists in ongoing health sector program through orientation and dialogue
  • Monitor and evaluate program implementation by the FNGOs
  • Provide supplementary support in the implementation of state and central government schemes like ASHA training and WSHG training on gender, health and nutrition
  • Participate in the meetings of District NGO committee
  • Together with FNGO, take part in RogiKalyanSamiti (RKS) meetings and facilitate formation of Village Health and Sanitation Committees (VHSC)
  • Raise advocacy for better implementation of JananiSurakshyaYojana (JSY)
  • Record the impact of the overall processes in retrievable form
FNGO Activities

The partners FNGO are entrusted with the responsibility of carrying out following activities in their operational areas:

  • Organization of village awareness meetings
  • Updating of 'SwasthyaKanth' (A 'health wall' in the village on which health statistics and notification are regularly maintained for information of the community people)
  • Conduct of Street Play
  • Health Camps
  • Organization of Focus Group Discussions (FDG) among various stakeholders
  • Adolescent boys’ and girls’ training
  • Distribution of leaflets and posters
  • Formation of Gram Panchayat level health vigilance committee and ensuring its smooth function
Achievements

Over the first three years of the implementation of the program, the MNGO/FNGO activities succeeded in realizing 100% registrations of expectant mothers in the entire area under the 15 sub-centers. The percentage figure for ANC and PNC checkups rose to 72 and 77 percent respectively. Eighty percent of all child delivery in the period was institutional and 70% of the new born had received total immunization. About 1000 adolescent girls & 1200 adolescent boys received training on reproductive and sexual health; and 699 women and 9 men had adopted tubectomy and NSV.