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Many interventions seeking to improve maternal and neonatal mortality assume the existence of reliable energy infrastructure, and separately public will for such interventions, that simply don't exist. If a provider can't see to perform simply medical tasks because of unrealiable electricity, increasing the availability of skilled care providers or medical supplies can [...]
We at AGRINI are working to evolve a new model for public pre-schooling which works with the existing government pre-K school (anganwadis) infrastructure. We have developed a model of multimedia learning, using discarded old computers to deliver fun and engaging multimedia curriculum packages we develop in-house. We have installed our systems and trained teachers in two [...]
By providing poor and marginalized girls sanitary towels, undergarments and hygiene education we are seeing academic performance of girls going higher which means the a better life. The project also educates young women on HIV/Aids transmission and prevention aiming at reduction of HIV prevalence which is almost 3 times higher on women than men in Sub-Saharan Africa. [...]
Indigenous understandings of maternal and child health (MCH) contrast sharply with international definitions. Because international definitions of MCH shape programming decisions and priorities, the disparate nature of these definitions is related to the failure of many MCH projects to address what local citizens view as key aspects of local maternal and child health. [...]