ARMMAN Newsletter September 2017 

mMitra programme expands to Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh

mMitra beneficiaries sept 2017

ARMMAN makes a new stride by launching mMitra for the underprivileged pregnant women, mothers, and children in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh. We feel elated for already having touched lives of more than 1,000 women and children through our free voice call service.


Society for Participatory Integrated Development, a Delhi-based charitable organization is our implementing partner for Varanasi district in UP. In Gujarat, pregnant women and mothers from Ankleshwar are being enrolled in the programme. 

The Womanity Foundation recognises our founder, Dr Aparna Hegde as the WomenChangeMakers (WCM) Fellow, 2017

We are thrilled to share that our founder Dr Aparna Hegde has been awarded the WomenChangeMakers (WCM) Fellowship for the year 2017 by Geneva-based The Womanity Foundation. She was recognized as the leading social entrepreneur of the year addressing women's access to healthcare in India.

The WCM Fellowship recognizes two social entrepreneurs each in India and Brazil every year after a rigorous process that saw more than 100 social entrepreneurs being nominated for the fellowship this year. As a part of the fellowship programme, Dr Hegde and ARMMAN will receive support from WCM in strengthening its organizational effectiveness to sustain scalability for the next three years.

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Aparna Hegde Womanity Fellow 2017

mMitra reaches out to over 1.2 million pregnant women and mothers with crucial preventive healthcare information

ARMMAN becomes the first organisation to be felicitated under the ‘Tech for Health’ category by the Dasra Giving Circle (DGC)

mMitra Beneficiary, Baby and Husband

ARMMAN becomes the first organisation to be recognised under the ‘Tech for Health’ category by the Dasra Giving Circle (DGC). We have been acknowledged for our work in maternal and child healthcare space using scalable technological interventions. Through the recognition, ARMMAN is set to receive a grant, which we wish to use to take our programme mMitra to newer heights.

DGC is the coming of 10 philanthropists who collaborate in a meaningful way to create large-scale impact in the society. This year, the consortium evaluated over 400 organisations from across India for using technology for creating impact.

We at ARMMAN thank all the DGC members as their commitment and contribution will fuel our passion towards improving the health and well-being of the underprivileged pregnant women, mothers and children.

Glenmark Foundation acknowledges ARMMAN as ‘NGO of the year’

mMitra ARMMAN Glenmark NGO of the year

We feel honoured to be recognised as the NGO of the year by Glenmark Foundation for our 'outstanding work in improving maternal and child health' in the country.

ARMMAN was felicitated at the RISE Summit, a roundtable organised by Glenmark Foundation on malnutrition. The summit included an interactive workshop, where the participants exchanged ideas and leveraged partnerships to address the issue of malnutrition.


Bajaj Finance joins hands with ARMMAN to implement Arogya Sakhi programme in Palghar, Maharashtra to facilitate women in becoming health entrepreneurs

  Awareness campaigns on the significance of breastfeeding and nutrition educated around 2266 pregnant women and lactating mothers

world breastfeeding week 2017 mMitra ARMMAN

Taking inspiration from this year’s World Breastfeeding Week theme, our hospital supervisors—in collaboration with doctors and community health workers—ran a week-long awareness campaign at 21 hospitals and 3 PHCs across Maharashtra, Delhi & NCR and Madhya Pradesh. Through the initiative, 2,266 pregnant women, lactating mothers and their families were educated about the benefits of breastfeeding and the techniques that should be applied while doing so.

Our in-house built training manuals played a vital role in cascading the information to the women and their families. Leaflets with vital information on complementary feeding, exclusive breastfeeding, and mother’s dietary requirements, while she is breastfeeding, among others, were distributed among the beneficiaries.

In Mumbai, the campaign kickstarted at SVD Savarkar Hospital, Mulund, with an interactive session organised at its antenatal care OPD. KEM Hospital, Parel; Mata Ramabai Ambedkar Maternity Home, Chembur; Brahma Kumaris' Global Hospital & Research Centre, Andheri, were among the 12 hospitals which enthusiastically supported our initiative in Mumbai. Also, around 25 medical students from Sion Hospital, Nair Hospital, Ruxmani Hospital and Hinduja Hospital collaborated with us to strengthen our efforts.

Besides, medical officers, ANMs, ASHA workers and the Anganwadi workers from Vasind PHC, Thane, were sensitised on the topic and were trained to conduct the awareness sessions among the participating women and their families.

In Delhi & NCR region, the special focus of the campaign was on the importance of exclusive breastfeeding and the benefits of colostrum, the hygiene practices that should be followed during lactation, nutrition for infants among other such vital topics. Safdarjung Hospital and Swami Dayanand Hospital were among the nine hospitals in Delhi where our team ran the awareness drive successfully.

In Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal School of Social Sciences, Nav Samriddhi Community Welfare Society and Institute for Social Research and Development partnered with us for the initiative.

mMitra HIV / AIDS programme goes live in Delhi and the National Capital Region

We are happy to announce that mMitra HIV/AIDS programme is now live in Delhi and the National Capital Region. For the purpose, ARMMAN has joined hands with Society for Participatory Integrated Development (SPID) for the implementation. The intended impact of the programme is to reduce vertical transmission of HIV from the mother to the child.

Under the programme, the enrolled HIV positive pregnant women and mothers will receive automated voice calls with preventive care information in their chosen language, beginning from the antenatal period until the child turns 18 months of age. Through the calls, these women will also be reminded of their hospital visits and crucial tests. In short, the programme will be completely hand-holding them to prevent the vertical transmission of HIV/AIDS.

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