India has been successful in improving child survival that can create a better future for India’s ‘Mothers and Children’. By mounting–High-Impact Interventions, we can save 4 million children and about 130,000 women in the next five years.
MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH—There is a need to improve access and quality of ‘Essential Health Services’ for our women and children, helping to save millions of lives. Majority of deaths occur despite existing and affordable treatments.
Through a partnership with the Government of India, the private sector, and civil society, there is a need to demonstrate high-impact solutions that can put India on a path to save the lives of mothers and children. Many Government health programs improve the quality of care at birth and help reduce pneumonia, diarrhoea, and malnutrition—the leading causes of infant deaths. Knowledge and Skill of Health care providers in both government and private health facilities, ensure the availability of essential medicines. India partners with professional medical associations to support accreditation or ratings for private maternal and child health facilities. They also support community-level approaches by promoting healthy behaviour and building the skills of community health workers, focusing on the lifesaving effect at the time of delivery.
Causes of Deaths—Malnutrition is an underlying cause of infant and maternal deaths. Health care programs promote positive and sustainable nutritional practices within the local communities. The Government of India emphasises the national polio program, which contributes to India’s ability to become polio-free. This success shows that it is possible to reach all children with lifesaving healthcare, including vaccines. However, more than 8 million children are only partially immunised in India, and about one million are not immunised at all. Therefore, the government and non-government organisations [NGO’s], strengthen India’s routine immunisation system by improving the coverage of vaccines.
“EKAM FOUNDATION” [NGO] is a non-profit organisation, that works together in providing quality healthcare for the needy children and their mothers in India. EKAM’s vision is to work for the wellbeing of children and mothers and thereby contribute to a reduction in infant, childhood, adolescent and maternal mortality rates. It is a unique health care model. EKAM Foundation supplements the Public health care system. EKAM has provided health care at primary health centres, district hospitals and other tertiary care government hospitals, over the last seven years.
So, log onto www.ekamoneness.org to learn more about the services they provide for the underprivileged.