December 23, 2013

SHAKTI became SHAKTI VARTA Dist. Partner

Shakti Organisation is being selected as District NGO partner of DFID imagesponsored TMST for the implementation of SHAKTI VARTA programme in Rayagada Dist.. SHAKTI VARTA is a flagship programme of Women & Child Development Department, Health & Family Welfare Department and Rural Development department of Govt. of Odisha with financial assistance of DFID. It is implemented in 15 high burden districts of Odisha, where the Infant Mortality Rate and Mothers mortality rate is high. SHAKTI VARTA is a process of empowering women through participatory learning and action(PLA) on health, nutrition and WASH. It aims to (i) empower women and communities; (ii) increase awareness of positive HNWASH practices; (iii) strengthen the delivery of community level services; and (iv) build the capacity of communities and citizens and local stakeholders to increase accountability and responsiveness of local service provision to communities. The Themes of PLA meetings are broadly classified as Antenatal care, Safe delivery, Neonatal care, Post Natal Care, Immunisation, Breastfeeding, Complementary feeding, Sleeping under net, personal Hygiene, Sanitation.

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