Integrating Nutrition and Child Development Intervention—’A Promising Approach’

The development of a child depends on a range of mutually interacting factors including genetic, individual (e.g., temperament and personality), biological (e.g., health and nutritional status), environmental (e.g., stimulation, quality of mother–child interaction), and cultural (access to education) influences. Millions of children under 5 years of age in low and middle-income countries are failing to […]

women and child health

Fight Against Infant and Maternal Mortality in the Rural Set-up saving precious Lives

If infant mortality rates in rural areas were reduced to those in urban areas, about 80,000 fewer children would die each year. India contributes to one-fifth of the global burden of absolute maternal and infant deaths. What is Infant and Maternal Mortality? Maternal health is closely linked to newborn survival, as vulnerabilities to illness can […]


Ekam EYA members

“Inspiring youth”

When Dr Sai tours the States, coast to coast to create new Ekam Chapters and meet and greet the others, it’s the young ones of the Ekam family that are the most excited.  Our EYA.

Ekam youth Ambassadors – EYA are our precious assets and our inspiration.

Starting to ‘serve’ without expectations, ‘do’ without transactional agenda and ‘give ‘ from the heart – at a very young age is the beauty of our EYA movement. An exemplary model of volunteerism in action.

These kids give time for their local neighbourhood needs.  They raise funds for the lesser privileged. They even adopt and support villages in India – the homeland of their parents.  And when they go to university, they start Ekam Clubs.

As a family, they learn about situations and places way beyond what they know in their cushioned environments. They take up kindness challenges. And journal their service hours to inspire each other.

Their best rewards, they say, are when people like Dr Sai come by and inspire them to do more.

Here is an expression of their love for her and her work.



Curbing Food Wastage in a Hungry World The Black hole of starvation, that most children face.

In a country where around 196 million people and young children remain undernourished, the issue of food wastage is a grave one.  But there is hope in the form of a few startups and organizations that are working towards ensuring a ‘no-food-waste’ future for the country. “Food waste or food loss is –food that is discarded or lost uneaten”. […]


Maternal Mortality Rate Soaring to a Record High

What is Maternal Mortality Rate– Maternal death occur’s during pregnancy or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management. What causes majority of maternal deaths? While motherhood is often a positive and fulfilling experience, for many […]


Maternal and Newborn Health Integration

One of the most powerful relationships in global health and development is between a mother’s education and her child’s chances of survival. “The more educated a mother, the less likely her child is to die. … Behind every preventable child death is a disempowered mother!!! So, Understanding the connections between a mother’s health and that […]


Improving Quality of Maternal and Newborn Care in ‘Health Care Facilities’

Addressing quality of care will be fundamental in reducing maternal and newborn mortality. For mothers and newborns, the period around childbirth is the most critical for saving the maximum number of lives and preventing stillbirths. In this context, WHO has elaborated a global vision where ‘every pregnant woman and newborn receives quality care throughout pregnancy, childbirth […]