Jeevan Save A Mother Program

Many women die every year of complications during pregnancy or childbirth. Majority of these deaths can be avoided if the existing medical interventions are made known and little awareness is created. The key obstacle is pregnant women’s lack of access to quality care before, during and after childbirth. Care and Share recognizes tht matrnal health is of utmost important to rural communities. The consequences of poor maternal health are grave. When a mother dies, her children are less likely to go to school, get immunized against disease and eat well, and are up to 10 times more likely to die before their second birthday.

Care and Share has initiated this JEEVAN SAVE A MOTHER PROGRAMME in 56 rural villages of Tiruchirappalli district of Tamil Nadu State, India with the objective of reducing and prventing the maternal death during the childbirth and after. Through this program special care is provided to pregnant women by house visits, pre and post-natal clinics, immunization, health awareness education, health care program for newly married women and women at marriabgable age. Awareness on health, hygiene, sanitation, healthy eating habits and safe delivery practices are also given. This program benefits more than 1500 mothers.