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Community Participation. Women Group Leaders Sanjeevanies to ASHA Haryana. Background. Initiated as Integrated Women Empowerment and Development Program (IWEDP) by Department of Woman and Child Development 1994 Social issues – entry point. Knowledge is key to empowerment.

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Community participation

Community Participation

Women Group Leaders

Sanjeevanies to ASHA

Haryana


Background

Background

Initiated as Integrated Women Empowerment and Development Program (IWEDP) by Department of Woman and Child Development

1994

  • Social issues – entry point.

  • Knowledge is key to empowerment.

  • Focused on development of women for ensuring their survival, dignity, better health- status, leadership quality that would ultimately lead to lower Maternal and Infant mortality.


Sanjeevanies in health

Sanjeevanies in Health

  • Replication of IWEDP model in 3 districts .

  • Entry point – Health

  • Knowledge is key to empowerment

    Focused on information flow on health issues and the health determinants that effect the health of women and children


Aims to

Aims to……

  • develop the leadership quality in women of all communities

  • change the present position and status of women

  • generate awareness in both men and women on their health rights and on the available health services to optimize the utilization of health services

  • partner with men to improve quality of life

  • decrease infant mortality rate and maternal mortality


Who is a sanjeevani

Who is a Sanjeevani?

  • A cadre of rural women who play a role of change-agents

  • They contribute towards development of women with a focus on Health, Nutrition, Sanitation, Delayed Marriages, Small Family Norm, and Spacing

  • They generate awareness on available existing facilities

  • They enhance gender Sensitization of men

    This model develops women as social activists


Who could be a sanjeevani

Who could be a Sanjeevani

  • Self dependent social worker

  • Having patience & presence of mind

  • Co-operative, sympathetic and lovable

  • Capable of fighting injustice

  • MSS member

  • Not a wife of Govt. Servant.


Foundation training 10 days residential training

Sanjeevanies

Foundation Training10 days residential training


Sanjeevanies today

Sanjeevanies- Today

  • A voluntary worker

  • Mobilize women of the village into groups

    • Jagriti Mandali consisting of minimum of 20 women. Members of Jagriti Mandali - age above 18 years and have representation from every caste, class, creed, and religion. Widows, destitute, members of MMS and MSS are given preference

  • Conducts one meeting per week and four meetings in a month to share knowledge on various health, social and legal issues

  • Functions as a friend and guide to women groups and adolescent girls

  • Maintains the records of each meeting and shares it with Swasthaya Kalyan Samiti of her area

  • Maintains accounts of Jagriti Mandali


Lessons learnt

Lessons Learnt

  • Very useful for information flow to the grass root level

  • Supportive supervision by health personnelis essential

  • Committed NGO trainers is the key for success

  • 10 days to be increased but spread out over a year

  • Impact of the program – midterm qualitative and quantitative evaluation necessary

  • Long term process – mainly for change

  • Some measurable goals to be spelt out


Transition to asha

Transition to ASHA

Lessons learnt from Sanjeevanies led to the plan of Sahyogi couples scheme- not translated into action

Redefined as link workers

Now ASHA


Community participation

ASHA

A married lady in the village, permanent resident & matriculate woman identified by Swasthya Kalyan Samities in 1000 population to

  • mobilize pregnant mothers for institutional delivery and help in arranging emergency transport.

  • do 3 postnatal visits on days 3,7 and 10 to promote care seeking

  • Provide counseling on exclusive breast feeding and ensure immunisation

    4-day induction training at PHC, followed by two days every quarter, continuing in the alternate month besides regular on the job training by the ANM


Community participation

Estimated Monthly Compensation for ASHAS

Rs. 100 per village will be distributed among ASHAs for mobilizing children for vaccination under strengthening of immunization program.


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