Healthy Mothers and Families
Nurturing the next generation. This gift contributes to projects that include maternal and child health services, mobile health services, immunisations for young children, community education on topics like breastfeeding and safe pregnancy and referrals to specialists.
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Every year, there are more than 340,000 maternal deaths worldwide, around 80% of which could be prevented by the presence of skilled birth attendants or basic health care.
TEAR partner Mussourie Gramin Vikas Samiti (MGVS) is working in remote communities in North India on an integrated project that includes maternal and child health. MGVS provides much-needed support and training to community health workers and midwives, who go out in the community to educate mothers about important issues like pregnancy care, family planning, immunisations, hygiene and children’s health. Simple things like teaching midwives improved hygiene practices (e.g. making sure there is no cow dung on floors when delivering a baby) have led to significant increases in maternal and child health.
About our partner - Mussoorie Gramin Vikas Samiti (MGVS)
MGVS is a Christian NGO working in hard-to-reach areas in India, like the villages near Mussoorie in the Himalayan foothills, to equip communities with the knowledge and tools to work towards their own development. Their mission is to promote community development through appropriate eco-friendly technology, community participation, micro-enterprise development, community-based health initiatives, and by increasing access to primary and secondary education.