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This scheme aim to spread awareness among poor women and adolescent girls about the necessity of good health, small families, raising the age of marriage, child care safe motherhood, immunisation and how all these are related to happiness and well being...


 
 

This scheme aim to spread awareness among poor women and adolescent girls about the necessity of good health, small families, raising the age of marriage, child care safe motherhood, immunisation and how all these are related to happiness and well being.

Eligibility

  • Village Clusters having at least 200 households with 500 to 2000 population.

The activities under this scheme include:-

  • Formation of groups with at least five village functionaries - Women Health Worker, ANM (Auxiliary Nurse Cum-midwife), Anganwadi Worker, Adult Education Instructor, Primary School Teacher, Gram Sevika, and Dai. The ANM is mainly response for group formation.
  • The group will conduct health education programmes including seasonal ailments through folk and modern communication media.
  • Organization of classes for needle work, cutting and tailoring for women
  • Arranging for wall paintings, focusing on ante natal care, immunisation program and methods of family planning.
  • Organising discussion between mother-law and daughter-in-law on health issue
  • Keeping Anganwadi Workers informed about critical cases, needing special medical attention.
  • Identifying children for immunisation
  • Training of MSS workers to be arranged by the local ANM with the help of Medical Officer of the Block /Village Cluster.

Contact:

Population Education Officer, IEC (Information, Education, Communication) Division, Department of Family Welfare Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi -110011 Tel:(011) 3022200


                                          
 
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