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The Antara Foundation (TAF) follows an integrated program design and implementation approach by establishing an ecosystem of interventions tailored to the specific issues and needs of 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.
We work closely in partnership with government, as well as communities, involving them in both the design and delivery of our interventions. From 2015 to 2019, we worked in Rajasthan through our Akshada program. Akshada brought to scale linked solutions in ante-natal care, safe delivery, new-born care, and child nutrition. Some of Akshada's interventions were rolled out by the government across all 46,000 villages of Rajasthan. We are currently rolling out our interventions in select districts of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh (MP). Once tested, these will need to be scaled up state-wide.
Akshita is TAF’s program being implemented in MP. We have been working closely with the state government since 2019, focussing on adapting the program design and interventions to MP's tribal context (over 20% of the state’s population is tribal). Our work is presently underway in Chhindwara and Betul districts.
Aadhya is TAF’s pilot program in Chhattisgarh. We are currently working with the state to roll out a variant of our flagship AAA platform in Mahasamund district.
We wish to expand our program footprint to cover six to eight districts across the two states. This will help us better understand the regional social and cultural norms and inform our program design further.
We are looking for partners who can sponsor our work in one or more districts. A minimum program commitment we seek is for four to five administrative blocks (a block is typically 10-15% of a district’s population) for a three-year period. This social investment will not only impact the lives of thousands of women and children directly, but will also create a strong data-backed evidence to inform intervention scale-up across the two states, and even nationally.