The Antara Foundation (TAF) follows an integrated program design and implementation approach by establishing an ecosystem of interventions based on solutions tailored to the specific needs and issues in our program geographies. Some of our key interventions include the AAA platform, integrated AAA app, nurse mentoring and facility enhancement and rationalisation of frontline worker registers. We also work on various community-led demand generation activities and strengthening of government supervisory cadres.
In April 2019, we conducted an in-depth field assessment of Madhya Pradesh, traveling to fifteen districts across all ten administrative divisions. This not only provided insights to TAF, MoHFW and MoWCD on the overall program design, but also allowed us to get a first hand experience of the specific needs and issues of the respective districts. Based on this, TAF signed a tripartite MoU with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) and Ministry of Women & Child Development (MoWCD) in Madhya Pradesh for improving maternal and child health and nutrition outcomes in the state.
Currently, we are present in two districts: Chhindwara and Betul in Madhya Pradesh where we are shaping our solutions to MP’s context in close collaboration with district and state authorities (click here for details of our MP program, Akshita). We now wish to expand the program footprint to other districts to increase our geographical coverage to five to six districts across the state. This will also help us understand the specific regional social and cultural norms and better inform our program design.
We are currently looking to partner with organizations to sponsor our work in one or more districts for implementing key interventions. A minimum program commitment we seek is for four to five administrative blocks (a block is typically 10-15% of district population) for a three-year period. This social investment will not only impact the lives of thousands of women and children directly (please refer to the tool below), but will also create a strong data-backed evidence to inform the program scale-up across the state in coming years.