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Save A Mother, a not for profit organization founded in December 2007 has devised a simple solution for saving women and new born lives: an aggressive health literacy program that trains volunteer village health activists to educate, empower and connect pregnant women to public health systems.


How Do We Make It Work?

Save A Mother, a not for profit organization founded in December 2007 has devised a simple solution for saving women and new born lives: an aggressive health literacy program that trains volunteer village health activists to educate, empower and connect pregnant women to public health systems.

The impact has been astounding: within three years of intervention, maternal mortality rates have decreased by 93% and new born mortality rates by 66% in almost 1000 villages (representing a population of approx. 3 million and approx. 300, 000 households) in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Uttar Pradesh is one of the poorest states in India where the number of maternal and child deaths are amongst the highest in the world.



The Approach

Seven Health Practices: Save A Mother runs a program of seven health practices that is communicated repetitively through a variety of low technology media and forums, from master trainers to volunteer village health activists down to women and families.

Regular meetings and discussions in the community
Personal hygiene
Pregnancy best practices
Infant care
Cooperation with public health workers
Child immunization and nutrition
Adolescence health education

Save A Mother works in tandem with other not for profit organizations. The collaboration provides a platform for intervention and access to resources such as self-help groups and training centers.



Our Impact

100

Villages covered by regular maternal healthcare programs

1,725

Pregnant women educated

300

Swast Sakhis trained to support SAM program

We are located at:
Save A Mother Foundation
No 208, Prestige Centre Point, No 7, Edward Road ( Off Cunningham Road)
Bangalore, 560052 India
: info@saveamother.org  : www.saveamother.org
: 080-41123727