Ek Soch Sandbox activists Save A Mother

Save A Mother works in Shahganj Taluk of Jaunpur district addressing the problems of maternal and infant mortality. Localizing outreach to the pregnant women, Save a Mother trains village women (Arogya Sakhis) on key messages to be given during pregnancy period. These messages are then delivered to pregnant women making them aware of key steps to be followed to ensure health maternity and delivery. Save A Mother is 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?

Ek Soch Sandbox activists Save A Mother impact has been astounding within three years of intervention

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.

Ek Soch Sandbox activists Save A Mother Women Health Practices

Our Impact

100

Maternal Health Care Program in Villages

3,000

Aarogya Sakhis trained to support SAM program

3,939

Pregnant women educated


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