Almost 90 percent of maternal deaths in India are avoidable if women receive the right kind of intervention.
India has the highest number of malnourished children in the world. Over 38 percent of children are stunted and 21 percent wasted.
We work on capacity building of frontline health workers, the first link to essential health services in remote areas.
39% of all HIV infections are among women. It is imperative to prevent vertical transmission to the child.
Reports, studies and articles related to our areas of focus.
Ramesh Padmanabhan is the Chief Executive Officer of ARMMAN. He has over 25 years of experience in the information technology and non-profit sectors. His earlier roles include Chief Technology Officer of Piramal Foundation and Managing Director & CEO of NSE.IT.
mMitra won the People’s Choice Award at the ‘Saving Lives at Birth’ event held by USAID in Washington DC in 2011.
Dr. Aparna Hegde holds MD (Mumbai University), DNB, FCPS, DGO degrees in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a MS degree in biological sciences from Stanford University. She was awarded the IUGA International Fellowship in Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery which she completed in Cleveland Clinic Florida. She is a member of the Editorial Board of International Urogynecology Journal and the International Urogynecology Committee on prolapse. She is an internationally recognized pioneer in the field of 2D/3D ultrasound of the pelvic floor. She has won several research awards including best paper award at the 2013 American Urogynecology Society annual meeting and has 75 publications/abstracts.
Swati is responsible for the creation and execution of a resource mobilisation and communication strategy for ARMMAN. She has an experience of over 15 years wearing various hats, including that of a resource mobilization and communication professional in the development sector, working on programmes by Population Services International, UNICEF, UNFPA, The Global Fund, Rotary’s Pulse Polio Committee and NACO. Prior to ARMMAN, she successfully founded an education startup in the ﬁeld of skill-building, working out of the Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) at IIM Ahmedabad.
Neha Madhiwalla is the head of the Research Unit at ARMMAN. She has a Masters in Social Work and has been involved in public health research for over 20 years. Her areas of expertise include maternal and child health, health systems, medical education and training and bioethics. She has worked in Centre for Enquiry in Health and Allied Themes (CEHAT) and Centre for Studies in Ethics and Rights, both affiliated to the Anusandhan Trust, between 1987 and 2013. She worked as Research Scientist at the Ramalingaswami Centre for Equity and Social Determinants of Health, Bangalore in 2016 and 2017. She is also a member of the editorial board of the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics as well as the managing trustee of Chehak Trust, an organisation which has been involved in developing community based models for education, life-skills and disability rehabilitation.
George John is Deputy Director – Human Resource and Administration at ARMMAN. George is a post graduate in HR from Mumbai. He has about 14 years of work experience across Future Group, Tech Mahindra and various IT companies. He has worked as a consultant for startups, contributing in setting up processes and talent management. He loves to travel and enjoys sketching in his free time.
Dr. Rajnish Gourh is Director – Operations & Monitoring at ARMMAN. He has a master’s degree in Public Health as well as Business Management(Health & Hospital), and has worked with Impact India Foundation, for Lifeline Express, SEARCH Gadchiroli and other esteemed organisations. He is a member of the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery and Ethics Committee of Indian Dental Association. He is a visiting faculty at Tata Institute of Social Sciences and DY Patil University. He loves traveling and reading history and socioeconomic development books.
Usha Varma heads the Finance Department at ARMMAN. She holds a post graduate diploma in finance management (PGDFM) from Mumbai University and has completed the Intermediate stage of the Chartered Accountancy course from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. She is a commerce graduate, specialising in accounts & audit, from SNDT University. Usha brings in more than 25 years of work experience with specialisation in FCRA compliances, budget preparation, financial reports, MIS, HR and financial policies, auditing and finalisation of accounts. Usha has an LLM in Personal Law and Law of Crime from Mumbai University. She loves to keep herself updated by reading up on books and the latest news in the field of law and accounts.
Carlyle Pereira is the Chief Program Officer at ARMMAN. He has completed his Bachelor In Social Work from Nitmala Niketan, and Masters in Medical and Psychiatric Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences. He was introduced to the development sector as a volunteer at the age of 16 and has been associated with the sector for over two decades. He is passionate about technology and has worked with the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment & Ministry of Women and Child Development Govt. of India and their respective counterparts in the Maldives and Egypt implementing telecom solutions for social development. He has been part of DP (Development Plan) Advisory Committee – Health for Mumbai City. His interests include evolutionary biology and astronomy.
Geetanjali is the Chief Executive Officer at ARMMAN. She has a Masters in Social Work and an LLM in Human Rights and Criminal Law. She started her career as an HR professional with National Thermal Power Corporation but made a shift to non-profits more than a decade ago. She has served in leadership roles at CHILDLINE India Foundation, Concern India Foundation, and Secure Giving and has been involved with ARMMAN in various capacities since 2014. She is also on the Executive Board of FMCH (the Foundation for Mother and Child Health) and Apnalaya.